Remembering Buddhadeb Dasgupta: Bengali filmmaker's 5 National Film Award-winning works

National award-winning Bengali director Buddhadeb Dasgupta has died in Kolkata at the age of 77 after suffering from kidney disease and undergoing regular dialysis.

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The director is best known for his films, Bagh Bahadur, Lal Darja, Kaalpurush and Tahader Katha among others. Here are five of his films that won the National Film Awards for Best Feature Film.(Film posters)

The director is best known for his films, Bagh Bahadur, Lal Darja, Kaalpurush and Tahader Katha among others. Here are five of his films that won the National Film Awards for Best Feature Film.(Film posters)

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Charachar (1993): 'Charachar' means Shelter of the Wings in Bengali. This film is based on a novel by Prafulla Roy.(Film poster)

Charachar (1993): 'Charachar' means Shelter of the Wings in Bengali. This film is based on a novel by Prafulla Roy.(Film poster)

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Lal Darja (1997): This is a Bengali allegorical drama film about a Kolkata dentist Dr. Nabin Dutta who fears becoming a cripple.(Film poster)

Lal Darja (1997): This is a Bengali allegorical drama film about a Kolkata dentist Dr. Nabin Dutta who fears becoming a cripple.(Film poster)

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Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002): Based on a short story by Prafulla Roy, this film was also released under the English title 'A Tale of A Naughty Girl' and French title 'Chroniques Indiennes.'(Film poster)

Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002): Based on a short story by Prafulla Roy, this film was also released under the English title 'A Tale of A Naughty Girl' and French title 'Chroniques Indiennes.'(Film poster)

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Bagh Bahadur (1989): In this film, which is about a man who paints himself as a tiger and dances in a village in Bengal, he focused on the hardships of rural village life in Bengal.(Film poster)

Bagh Bahadur (1989): In this film, which is about a man who paints himself as a tiger and dances in a village in Bengal, he focused on the hardships of rural village life in Bengal.(Film poster)

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Kaalpurush (2008): This Bengali drama film tells the story in a non-linear fashion, with two timelines being depicted simultaneously. The 120-minute version of the film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.(Film poster)

Kaalpurush (2008): This Bengali drama film tells the story in a non-linear fashion, with two timelines being depicted simultaneously. The 120-minute version of the film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.(Film poster)

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