Bengal's legendary filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of a
massive heart attack on Thursday morning (May 30). Ghosh, who was
just 49 years old, was one of most talented and renowned directors
of the nation.
Reportedly, Ghosh, who was suffering from pancreatitis, passed
away at his residence around 7.30 am. Shocked colleagues and
friends gathered at the home of the much awarded filmmaker as news
of the death spread.
Rituparno Ghosh won the National Film Award for Best Director
for his Bengali film Abohoman starring Jishu Sengupta,
Ananya Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey and Mamata Shankar. He came to
prominence with his 1994 film Unishe April.
His other widely acclaimed films include Dahan,
Asukh, Chokher Bali, Raincoat,
Bariwali, Antarmahal and Noukadubi.
Ghosh worked with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay
Devgn and a few other Bollywood stars in films.