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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rituparno Ghosh Is No More

Noted film-makar of Kolkata - Rituparno Ghosh passes away this morning
at his residence. He died from a massive heart-attack while he was
sleeping and the doctors confirmed his death at 7:30 am today. He was
only 49 and was suffering from pancreatitis, for which he had to take
various medicines daily. Fans of him thronged his residence in south
Kolkata this morning including ministers of the State Government.
Noted actor Soumitra Chatterjee said, it is unbelievable. We lost a
skilled filmmaker. He has made 19 films, out of which 12 films bagged
national film awards. His films acclaimed internationally too.
Rituparno lamented that his films never been considered for Oscar
nomination, which is regrettable.
He was born on 31 August in the year 1963 in Kolkata and brought up
here too. His parents were related to film industry. His father was a
noted documentary filmmaker.
Rituparno studied at South Point school and then graduated in
Economics from Jadavpur University.
He made his first film Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring) in the year
1994. It was a children's film. In that year, he also made 'Unishe
April' which was highly acclaimed and bagged national award. After
Unishe April, he never looked back and made one after another highly
acclaimed films. The list of his films is given below:
Hirer Angti in 1994
Unishe April in 1994
Dahan in 1997
Bariwali in 1999
Asukh in 1999
Utsab in 2000
Titli in 2002
Shubho Mahurat in 2003
Chokher Bali in 2003
Raincoat in 2004
Antarmahal in 2005
Dosar in 2006
The Last Lear in 2007
Khela in 2008
Sab Charitra Kalponik in 2008
Abahoman in 2010
Noukadubi in 2010
Sunglass in 2012
Chitrangada in 2012
Satyannesi in 2013 (incomplete).

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