New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed deep sorrow on the demise of filmmaker, thinker and poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, ‘Anguished by the demise of Shri Buddhadeb Dasgupta. His diverse works struck a chord with all sections of society. He was also an eminent thinker
and poet. My thoughts are with his family and several admirers in this time of grief. Om Shanti.’
The legendary 77-year-old film director died at his South Kolkata residence this morning. Dasgupta died in his sleep at around 0600 hrs in the morning. He had been suffering from kidney ailment for a long time and was undergoing dialysis.
He had won numerous national and international awards as filmmaker.
Although Dasgupta gained fame as a film director, he was also a pioneer in the world of words. There are several poems written by him. Notable among his books of poetry are ‘Roboter Gaan’, ‘Chhata Kaahini’ and more.