Kalpana Lajmi funeral attended by Shabana Azmi, Soni Razdan. See pictures
Film industry personalities such as Soni Razdan, Shabana Azmi and Shyam Benegal attended the funeral of filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who died in Mumbai on Sunday following a multiple organ failure. She was 64.
Her younger brother, Dev Lajmi performed the last rites at Oshiwara Crematorium amid a gathering of close friends and family members, including mother Lalita Lajmi. A wreath was sent by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to pay respects to Lajmi.
Lajmi was the niece of the legendary Guru Dutt and was acclaimed for making women-oriented films like Rudaali, Ek Pal, Daman and Chingaari.
"Extremely sorry to inform you that Kalpana Lajmi passed away this morning at 4.30 am," the filmmaker's spokesperson Parul Chawla told IANS.
Lajmi breathed her last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, where she was admitted in the intensive care unit since Tuesday due to kidney-related issues, the spokesperson added.
The cremation was held at the Oshiwara crematorium. You can see photographs here.
Celebrities such as Raveena Tandon, Manoj Bajpayee and director Hansal Mehta, among others mourned the demise of "fearless" filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi on social media.
Raveena, who worked with Lajmi in Daman and won National Film Award for Best Actress for the film, took to Twitter to recall the "treasured" memories spent on the movie sets.
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With agency inputs
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