Renowned filmmaker and 12-time national award winner Rituparno Ghosh died of a heart attack, in his sleep, on Thursday. He was 49.
Ghosh, who ushered in a new wave in Bengali cinema, was suffering from pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
After an advertising career in the '80s, he made his first film, Hirer Angti (Diamond Ring), in 1994. Some of his most famous films were Unishe April (April 19), Bariwali (Landlady), Memories in March, Chokher Bali (Sand In The Eye), The Last Lear and Raincoat - working with Bollywood actors in the last three.