30th May, 2013, Kolkata: Critically acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, 49, passed away at his Kolkata home today morning at around 7:30 pm. The multiple award winning filmmaker was suffering from pancreatitis. He death was caused by cardiac arrest.
Rituparno Ghosh has won multiple national awards. His film Abohoman won a national award last year. Mr Ghosh started his career in 80s in advertising with Response, a Kolkata based agency. He made his film debut in 1994 with his film Hirer Angti.
Once the news is spread, well known film and theater personalities reached his home in south Kolkata. Well known theater personality Kaushik Sen told that it is very unexpected. Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee this is tough to accept this news. film industry has lost a promising filmmaker at a very early age.
Abohoman, Utsav, Chokher Bali, Antar Mahal, Dohon, Osukh, Unishe April, Bariwali and Arekti Premer Golpo are some of the noted films directed by him. He has also acted in Chitrangada and Arekti Premer Golpo.
Mr Ghosh was working on his new film Satyaneshi, based on popular detective character Byomkesh Bakshi. On 28th May, he tweeted: “Wrapped up the shoot of Satyanewshi, a crime thriller in the molten glow of the pensive falling afternoon.”
Mourning his sad demise, Mira Nair tweeted: “Tragic news of film maker Rituparno Ghosh passing away – so young, so brilliant, a great experimenter in all cinema and life – a flame dies”
Director Shekhar Kapur tweeted: “Shocked by passing of Rituparno Ghosh. He was dreaming of getting into what he called his ‘next phase’. Hugely creative explorer on film”