RIP: Director Rituparno Ghosh Passes Away in Kolkata

Team MissMalini , 30 May 2013
Rituparno Ghosh in Chitrangada
Rituparno Ghosh in Chitrangada

In what can only be described as a huge loss to Indian (and especially Bengali) cinema, film-maker Rituparno Ghosh passed away in Kolkata early this morning of a massive heart-attack. Sources also have it that he suffered from diabetes which lead to pancreatic disease.

Rituparno Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh (pic: Yogen Shah for MissMalini)
Rituparno Ghosh in Chitrangada
Rituparno Ghosh in Chitrangada

Just last year (2012) Rituparno had won the Special Jury Award at the National Awards for his film, Chitrangada. In fact, on Sunday night, we watched the film which was screened at the closing ceremony of the Kashish Film Festival in Mumbai and we wished  to meet him in the future. Unfortunately, that dream will never come true for us.

In fact, if we go by his tweets, the ace director had just wrapped up filming of his new project, Satyanewshi, two days ago:

Rituparno's last tweets
Rituparno’s last tweets

Check out this clip from Chokher Bali (starring Aishwarya Rai) which won the National Award for the Best Bengali Feature Film in 2003:

Aishwarya Rai in Chokher Bali
Aishwarya Rai in Chokher Bali

And you can also check out this clipping from Raincoat, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2004:

Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgn in Raincoat
Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgn in Raincoat

Team MissMalini sends our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

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