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Talented Rituparno Ghosh's sudden death shocks film industry
As a big fan of Rituparna Ghosh, his passing away made me lose faith in life a little more today. Who would have thought that a healthy man of just 49 can pass away? However inevitable the passing away of an individual is, no one ever thought that it would be seemingly perfectly healthy Ghosh. He had so much work left to do, so many national awards to win and so many good movies to make. But it seems that destiny had some other plans.

He was suffering from some pancreatic problems but he died of heart attack at his Kolkata residence Thursday morning at around 7:30am. Not only his fans, even his colleagues and the entire Bengali film fraternity were shocked by the news and wished it to be false.

Shocked at hearing about Ghosh’s death, popular filmmaker Onir tweeted, “Shocked and still hoping that its not true. Film maker and friend Rituparno Ghosh is no more. Apparently had a massive heart attack.”

Other prominent members of Bollywood also tweeted their reactions. Suhel Seth said, “Deeply saddened to hear about the passing on of my friend, and a former colleague, the film-maker Rituparno Ghosh...amazing talent...” Anupam Kher reminisced, “Deeply Saddened & Shocked by the sudden demise of Rituparno Ghosh. He directed BARIWALI, 1st film I produced. Have amazing memories of him.”

The National Award winner Ghosh's last film was 'Chitrangada' and he himself was essaying the protagonist’s role. The film released in 2012 was much talked about because of the explicit scenes. He was a Bengali filmmaker who in many ways revived Bengali cinema and also opened the doors of the international platform for Bengali films.

Till date, he had won eight national awards and his first film to win the award was Unishe April. He was a master of complex relationships. Rajeev Masand best describes his films in his tweet, “Complex relationships, unusual ideas. Portrayed them with such gentleness.”

His lesser known films such as Memories in March, Nauka Dubi, Last Lear and Raincoat are also fabulous with intense emotions and drama. He made films in all languages and also acted in some. He became a female dancer in 'Arekti prem kahani' and floored his audience. To lose him at such a young age is a huge loss for the film industry. He was just getting started and his void would be difficult to fill by anyone soon.

He was currently working with Sujoy Ghosh on Satyanweshi, a film about Bomkesh Bakshi (the charismatic detective). The director-cum-actor Ghosh, whose Twitter handle says that he is 'a BAD student of Cinema had tweeted several times day before yesterday. One of his last tweets was, “Wrapped up the shoot of Satyanewshi, a crime thriller in the molten glow of the pensive falling afternoon.”

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