The Bollywood film industry woke up to a shock this morning, The National award winning director Rituparno Ghosh (49) suffered a massive cardiac arrest this morning around 7:30 and passed away in his residence in Kolkata.
The filmmaker served the film industry for 19 long years. Ghosh directed several successful films that went on to win multiple National Awards. Some of his more acclaimed films include Unishe April, Raincoat and Utsab among others.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar Tweeted, “I had met Ritu a couple of time, he was a very warm & humorous person. He most definitely will be missed. I’m speechless & shocked to know that talented filmmaker Rituparna Ghosh has expired.”
While actor Vivek Vaswani said, “RIP rituporno ghosh! Too early, and just when your seeds for a new Bengali cinema were bearing ripe fruits!”
Other Bollywood celebreties who expressed shock and condolence for the filmmaker.
Rohit Roy: Just heard about Ritu da. This is unbelievable. Just spoke to him a couple of days back to say I’m coming to Kolkatta for my release.RIP
Onir: Shocked and still hoping that its not true. Film maker and friend Rituparno Ghosh is no more. Apparently had a massive heart attack.
Kabir Bedi: Stunned by Rituparno Ghosh’s tragic passing. A phenomenally creative director! We’d discussed a Tagore project. RIP
Sophie Choudry: Very sad news. RIP Rituparno Ghosh. A wonderful storyteller, filmmaker gone too soon
Arjun Rampal: Absolutely numbed by the saddest news of Rituparno Ghosh not being with us anymore. Loss of a dear friend, adventurous filmmaker. Who taught me so much. A bit too premature departure, will always feel your void my friend. RIP.
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