Kolkata (ANI). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of renowned filmmaker and poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta. PM Modi’s official Twitter account tweeted, “Saddened by the passing away of Buddhadev Dasgupta. His diverse works struck a chord with all sections of the society. He was also an eminent thinker and poet. My thoughts to his family in this hour of grief. And with many fans.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 10, 2021
Mamata Banerjee also tweeted
As per reports, Buddhadev Dasgupta passed away this morning at the age of 77. He was suffering from kidney related ailments. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has described his death as a “big loss” to the Indian film industry. He tweeted, “Saddened by the passing away of eminent filmmaker Buddhadev Dasgupta. Through his works he infused lyricism in the language of cinema.” “His passing away is a great loss to the film fraternity. Condolences to his family, colleagues and fans,” he said.
Saddened at the passing away of eminent filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Through his works, he infused lyricism into the language of cinema. His death comes as a great loss for the film fraternity. Condolences to his family, colleagues and admirers
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 10, 2021
President pays tribute
Expressing condolences to the family of Buddhadev Dasgupta, President of India Ram Nath Kovind also tweeted, “Buddhadev Dasgupta enriched our art and culture with his world famous films as well as poetry – both with a heartfelt lyricism Animated. In his passing, we have lost an extraordinary artist. My condolences to the bereaved family.”
Five-time National Award Winner
The National Award winning director had directed films like ‘Dooratva’, ‘Grihajuddha’ and ‘Andhi Gali’ to bring elements of the Naxalite movement on screen. He won the National Award five times in his career. ‘Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa’ was one of its famous Hindi features.