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Film Director Rituparno Ghosh dies at 49

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Noted film director Rituparno Ghosh, who won 12 national and many international awards in his illustrious career, died at the age of 49. Rituparno suffered a cardiac arrest, which led to his demise.

Rituparno Ghosh was suffering from  pancreatitis. He breathed his last at 7:30 AM today at his Kolkata residence. The film industry has plunged into deep grief and sadness at his demise.

Rituparno Ghosh had shot into fame with ‘Hirer Angti’ in 1994 and ‘Unishe April’ in 1995. His other acclaimed films include ‘Dahan’, ‘Asukh’, ‘Chokher Bali’, ‘Raincoat’, ‘The Last Lear’, ‘Bariwali’, ‘Antarmahal’ and ‘Noukadubi’.

Here are the Twitter Reaction to Rituparno’s Demise:

Narendra Modi ‏@narendramodi

Saddened to hear about unfortunate demise of Rituparno Ghosh. He will be remembered for his brilliant filmmaking. May his soul rest in peace.

Anupam Kher ‏@AnupamPkher

Deeply Saddened & Shocked by the sudden demise of Rituparno Ghosh. He directed BARIWALI, 1st film I produced. Have amazing memories of him.

taran adarsh ‏@taran_adarsh

Shocked and saddened to hear about the demise of Rituparno Ghosh. RIP.

Rajeev Masand ‏@RajeevMasand

Rituparno Ghosh: my favorite of his films were Bariwali and Titli. Complex relationships, unusual ideas. Portrayed them with such gentleness.

Celina Jaitly ‏@CelinaJaitly

Absolutely shocked and numb to hear Rituda (legendary filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh). passed away a few hrs..ago.

SUHEL SETH ‏@suhelseth

Deeply saddened to hear about the passing on of my friend, and a former colleague, the film-maker Rituparno Ghosh…amazing talent…#RIP.

Dibang ‏@dibang

Shocked and really sad to hear about Rituparno Ghosh. Big loss for cinema. RIP.

Ranganathan Madhavan ‏@ActorMadhavan

OH God.. Saddened to hear of the untimely demise of a very learned man and one of my directors Rutuporno Ghosh.RIP My friend.

Madhur Bhandarkar ‏@mbhandarkar268

I m speechless & shocked to know that talented filmmaker Rituparna Ghosh has expired.

Shekhar Kapur ‏@shekharkapur

Every passing of a friend is a reminder 2 not delay your dreams. The time is not tomorrow. It is now. This moment. RIP Rituparno Ghosh.

Anupam Kher ‏@AnupamPkher

Rituparno Ghosh had great sense of humour. He had a brilliant understanding of human behaviour. Will miss him and his cinema. RIP my Friend.

Shekhar Kapur ‏@shekharkapur

Shocked by passing of Rituparno Ghosh. He was dreaming of getting into what he called his ‘next phase’. Hugely creative explorer on film.

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