Veteran filmmaker Tarun Majumdar, who is known for making movies based on compelling tales highlighting the life of middle-class families, passed away at the age of 92 in a hospital in Kolkata earlier this morning (July 4) due to prolonged illness as per hospital authorities. He was admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital on June 14. The official said that Majumdar had developed a secondary infection in his lungs. As a result, he was shifted to the ICU on Sunday (July 3) where he was put on a ventilator.
An official at the hospital reported, "Tarun Majumdar passed away at around 11.17 AM today. He has been critical for some time and his condition deteriorated further this morning. His heartbeat and pulse rate had dropped and he had stopped responding to any treatment".
Tarun Majumdar was an Indian film director who was known for his work in the Bengali film industry. He received four National Awards, seven BFJA Awards, five Filmfare Awards, and an Anandalok Award. In 1990, he was bestowed with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India. He alongside Sachin Mukherji and Dilip Mukherji made his directorial debut, under the screen name Yatrik, with the 1959 Bengali film Chaowa Pawa which kickstarted his film career.
He received his first National Award for the 1962 Bengali film Kancher Swarga. He also garnered wide critical acclamation for his directorial ventures such as Palatak (1963), Nimantran (1971), Sansar Simante (1975), and Ganadevata (1978). He received a National Award, a BFJA Award, and a Filmfare Award for Nimantran (1971). Ganadevata (1979) won him a National Award and a Filmfare Award. He made blockbusters such as Balika Badhu (1967), Kuheli (1971), Shriman Prithviraj (1973), Fuleswari (1974), Dadar Kirti (1980), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), and Apan Amar Apan (1990).
04/07/2022 01:16 PM