Multiple National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker and renowned poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away on Thursday at his South Kolkata residence. He was 77.
Dasgupta was battling kidney and age-related ailments for quite some time and undergoing treatment for the same.
Dasgupta was honoured with the National Film Award for Best Direction for his films Uttara" and "Swapner Din", while his films "Bagh Bahadur", "Charachar", "Lal Darja", "Mondo Meyer Upakhyan" and "Kaalpurush" were honoured with the National Award for Best Film.
Two of his films, Dooratwa" and "Tahader Katha", received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali.
He was honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the Spain International Film Festival in Madrid on 27 May 2008, and the Golden Athena Award at the Athens International Film Festival in 2007.