Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya has died at the age of 91.She was India’s first Oscar winner for designing the costumes for Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi. Bhanu Athaiya, who was born in Kolhapur, began her career as a costume designer in Hindi cinema with Guru Dutt’s 1956 super hit C.I.D.She passed away early this morning. Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with a tumour in her brain. For the last three years, she was bedridden because one side (of her body) was paralysed,” her daughter said .The last rites took place at the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai.In a career spanning five decades and over 100 films, she won two National Awards — for Gulzar’s mystery drama “Lekin” (1990) and the period film “Lagaan” directed by Ashutosh Gowariker (2001)