The renowned Bengali film director, known for touching hearts with his out of the box projection in films, not only won more than a dozen of National Film Awards in India but also won accolades at international film festivals. The soul of Bengali films reportedly died of a massive heart attack in Kolkata today.
The 49-year-old was born on 31 August 1963. He started his career in advertising. After making hundreds of ads, he went behind the camera in 1994 to direct his first film “Hirer Angti”.
Chitrangada based on Rabindranath Tagore’s writing was his last release. It was honoured with National Film Awards- Special Jury Award. In his career he worked on Hindi and Bengali movies.
His film Chokher Bali, based on a famous Rabindranath Tagore story, starring Aishwarya Rai won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali and was nominated for the Golden Leopard (Best Film) award at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2003.
Here is a list of some of the famous films he directed, which received applause from audience and film critics: