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FTII, Pune holds condolence meeting for alumna Rita Bhaduri

Shabana Azmi, Preeti Ganguly, Zareena Wahab and Kanwaljit Singh are some of her famous batchmates.

pune Updated: Jul 18, 2018 15:57 IST
Prachi Bari
Prachi Bari
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,Rita Bhaduri,Condolence meeting
Rita Bhaduri passed out of Film and Television Institute of India in 1973 after completing the two­-year acting course.(HT Photo )

“Rita was a very kind person, always very gentle. She was a thorough professional,” said professor Bharat Nerkar, electronic cinematography, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He recalls the days when he worked with the actor.

Actor Rita Bhaduri breathed her last on Tuesday morning after suffering from an illness.

“Born on January 11, 1951 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Rita Bhaduri got herself admitted into Film and Television Institute of India in 1971 in acting specialisation.

“Rita was known for her simple demeanour and unassuming ways. Her qualities made her stand out in the crowd, ” said Bhupendra Kainthola , director, FTII, Pune in a condolence message.

Some of her famous batchmates include Shabana Azmi, Preeti Ganguly, Zareena Wahab and Kanwaljit Singh.Rita Bhaduri passed out of FTII in 1973 at the end of the two-year course.She was mentored in FTII by the legendary teacher Roshan Taneja.

Rita Bhaduri last visited FTII in July 2017 along with several other alumni to attend the ‘Guruvandana’ programme, held to celebrate the launch of the autobigraphy of RoshanTaneja.Azeemuddin Shaikh, production manager, FTII also recalls meeting her during her innumerable visits to FTII campus.

“Rita would always call out and remember people and places. She was a very sweet person,” said Shaikh.

FTII held a condolence meeting at the institute’s campus in memory of its illustrious alumna Rita Bhaduri.

Several students, staff and teachers observed silence for a minute. This was followed by the screening of a 2017 student film Safar, directed by Sreejoni Nag, in which she was paired with Tom Alter. The film happened to be the last film for both the great actors.

First Published: Jul 18, 2018 15:57 IST