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Legendary filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dead

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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.

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