The National Award-winning film director Buddhadeb Dasgupta died at his residence here early on Thursday due to old-age related ailments, family members said. He was 77.He was having kidney ailments for a long time and undergoing dialysis twice a week regularly, family members said.
Prime minister Modi expressed his condolence “Anguished by the demise of Shri Buddhadeb Dasgupta. His diverse works struck a chord with all sections of society. He was also an eminent thinker and poet. My thoughts are with his family and several admirers in this time of grief. Om Shanti (sic),” he tweeted.