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Bengal remembers filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh on his death anniversary

Bengal remembers filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh on his death anniversary

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 May 2019, 07:00 am

Kolkata, May 30 (UNI): Renowned Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh was on Thursday remembered on the occasion of his sixth death anniversary.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fondly remembering the award winning director said, he had passed away “too soon".

“Fondly remembering Rituparno Ghosh, eminent film director, on his death anniversary. We lost him too soon. We miss you, Ritu,” Ms Banerjee posted on Twitter.

Rituparno passed away on this day in the year 2013 at the age of 49. Born on August 31, 1963, Rituparno came to limelight in 1992 with his debut film 'Hirer Angti'.

In 1994 his next film 'Unishe April' was released which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. Rituparno was a self-professed Satyajit Ray fan and inspired other filmmakers like Mithaq Kazimi who adapted Ghosh's film Raincoat in English.

He is credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema by his trailblazing films like Unishe April, Dahan, and Choker Bali.

His other widely acclaimed films include Bariwali(1999 ), Asukh (1999 ), Utsav (2000), Titli (2002), Shubho Mahurat (2003), Chokher Bali, Raincoat (2004), Antarmahal (2006), Dosar (2006), The Last Lear (2007), Khela (2008), Shob Charitro Kalponik (2008), Abohoman (2010), Noukadubi (2010), Sunglass (2012 ) and Chitrangada (2012).

His last film was Satyanweshi.

The versatile genius also acted in films like "Chitrangada", "Arekti Premer Golpo" and  "Memories in March".

In his career spanning almost two decades, he won 12 national and many international awards.

His unreleased Bengali film named Taak Jhaank was released at the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival.