Acclaimed Bengali director Tarun Majumdar no more

KOLKATA: Veteran filmmaker Tarun Majumdar, 91, died after a protracted illness. He was best recognised for his gripping work in Bengali cinema. Majumdar has been receiving treatment for the previous several days at Kolkata's SSKM Hospital, where he reportedly passed dead on Monday.

Majumdar's father, Birendranath Majumdar, was a freedom fighter who was born on January 8th, 1931 in the Bengal Presidency of British India. He made his directorial debut with  Sachin Mukherji and Dilip Mukherji, under the screen name Yatrik, with the 1959 Bengali film 'Chaowa Pawa'

Balika Badhu in 1967, Kuheli in 1971, Shriman Prithviraj in 1973, Fuleswari in 1974, Dadar Kirti in 1980, Bhalobasa Bhalobasa in 1985, and Apan Amar Apan in 1990 are just a few of the hits Majumdar went on to direct. He has won five Filmfare Awards, seven BFJA Awards, four National Awards, and an Anandalok Award. In 1990, the Indian government conferred upon him the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour.

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