Critically Acclaimed Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta No More

New Delhi: Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta has passed away at his residence in Kolkata early on Thursday due to old-age-related ailments, family members said. He was 77.

According to reports, the national award-winning director was having kidney ailments for a long time and undergoing dialysis twice a week

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called his death a ‘great loss’ for the Bengali film industry.

“Saddened at the passing away of eminent filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Through his works, he infused lyricism into the language of cinema. His death comes as a great loss for the film fraternity. Condolences to his family, colleagues and admirers,” Banerjee said on Twitter.

On the other hand. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed condolence on the passing away of eminent film director Buddhadeb Dasgupta.

In a tweet, PM Modi said that Dasgupta was an eminent thinker and poet.”Anguished by the demise of Shri Buddhadeb Dasgupta. His diverse works struck a chord with all sections of society. He was also an eminent thinker and poet. My thoughts are with his family and several admirers in this time of grief. Om Shanti,” the Prime Minister said on Twitter.

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