President condoles passing away of veteran film director Tapan Sinha

January 15th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Pratibha Patil

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil has condoled the passing away of the famous veteran film director and recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, Tapan Sinha.
In her condolence message, the President has said, An acclaimed film director Tapan Sinha shall always be remembered for his films such as Kabuliwala and Ek Doctor Ki Maut, which touched on social issues of our times.
In his passing away, the nation has lost a creative personality and a legendary filmmaker, the President added.
Tapan Sinha, 84, died this morning after prolonged illness in Kolkata. He passed away due to bronchopneumonia, which he had been suffering from for quite a while
Sinha married famous Bengali actress Arundhati Devi, who died in 1990. Their son is notable scientist professor, Anindya Sinha.
Although he was primarily based in the Bengali film industry, he also made films in different languages like Hindi and Oriya.
Sinha’’s films have also won laurels in International Film Festivals of Berlin, Venice, London, Moscow, San Francisco, Locarno, Cork Festival in Ireland Kampuchea and Seoul.
He has also served as a member of the jury in film festivals at Tashkent and San Francisco among others.
His works have won 19 National Film Awards in various categories. (ANI)

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