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Noted art director Samir Chanda passes away

August 19, 2011 10:04 IST
India's top art director Samir Chanda, known for work in films like Guru, Omkara and Rang De Basanti, passed away last night due to heart-related ailments, his family said.

The art director and production designer, who had won the National Film Award for best art direction thrice in his 32-year-old career, breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai Thursday evening.

"It is with deep regret that I convey the tragic news of the demise of my dear friend and reputed art director Samir Chanda a few hours back of a heart failure," director Sangeeth Sivan said.

A favourite of celebrated film director Mani Ratnam, Chanda was best known for works in films like Guru, Omkara, Rang De Basanti, Dil Se, Aks, Raavan, Krrish and Ram Lakhan.
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