Rituparno Ghosh, one of the most talented young film directors of the country, died at his home here around 7.30am on Thursday. The multiple award winning filmmaker was 49.
Ghosh was suffering from disease of the pancreas. The director died in his sleep. Members of his family discovered his death around 8am. “The doctor said the death was caused by cardiac arrest,” West Bengal minister Arup Biswas said.
Ghosh won more than a dozen national awards. In 2012, his film Abohoman won a national award.