Noted filmmaker and Dadasaheb Phalke award winner Tapan Sinha was on Sunday admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata with fever and respiratory complaints for the second time in two months.
"Sinha was admitted around 11 am with high fever, breathing problems and cough. He also suffered temporary unconsciousness," Proloyesh Chatterjee, a physician who is attending Sinha at the CMRI Hospital, told PTI.
Sinha had been admitted to the hospital's ICCU, he said, adding that the 84-year-old filmmaker was in the same hospital in June with respiratory problems.
In a career spanning 46 years, Sinha had won 19 national film awards in various categories, besides awards from international film festivals of Berlin, Venice, London, Moscow, San Fransisco, Locarno, Cork (Ireland) and Seoul.
Director of such films as 'Kabuliwallah', 'Kshudito Pashan', 'Jhiner Bandi', 'Sagina Mahato', 'Ek Doctor Ki Maut' and 'Wheel Chair', Sinha was selected last month for the Dadaseheb Phalke Award, 2006, for his lifetime contribution to the Indian cinema.
He was also conferred the One Time Award for Lieftime Achievement by the Centre on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Independence.