Chidananda Dasgupta, noted film critic and father of renowned actor-director Aparna Sen, died in Kolkata last night following a brief illness. He was 89.
He was suffering from acute broncho pneumonia and Parkinson's disease, doctors attending on him said.
Aparna, who was away in the United States, will return tomorrow to perform the final rites.
Born in 1922, Chidananda, along with Satyajit Ray and Hari Sadhan Dasgupta, founded the Calcutta Film Society. He also directed a few films including Amodini and Bilet Pherot.
His granddaughter Konkona Sensharma is an award winning actress. She tweeted: 'R.I.P. Chidananda Dasgupta.'
Rahul Bose tweeted his condolences to Aparna: 'My condolences. Hope you are well.'
Dasgupta's body is being kept at a mortuary in Kolkata.