Acclaimed National award winner director Rituparno Ghosh on Thursday morning died of heart attack at his residence in Kolkata in India’s West Bengal state.
As per reports, 49-year-old Ghosh was suffering from pancreatitis and he died early this morning after he suffered a major heart attack.
Rituparno Ghosh had directed made 19 films (including Bengali and Hindi) and had won 12 National Awards.
Ghosh had film career with Hirer Angti (The diamond ring) in 1994 and his second film Unishe April had won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 1994.
The filmmaker was gathered much critical acclaim and he directed such National award-winning films as Dahan, Utsab, Dosor, The Last Lear, Shob Charitro Kalponik, Abohoman, Chokher Bali and Raincoat.
Big Bangla Movie Awards 2010 had awarded Ghosh with Big Director of Decade title by the Bengali audience.
Rituparno, who was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray, lived his life on his terms and was frank about his sexual orientation.
Actors and filmmakers from across India had expressed shock and expressed their condolence over Ghosh untimely death.