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PIX: Bengal's tearful farewell to Rituparno Ghosh

Last updated on: May 30, 2013 22:06 IST

Bengal's tearful farewell to Rituparno Ghosh

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Award winning director Rituparno Ghosh passed away in Kolkata, May 30. He was 49.

His sudden death has sent shockwaves through the film faternity.

Ghosh's body was kept at Nandan, the film centre in central Kolkata, so that people could pay their last respects.

Ghosh will be cremated with state honours.

West Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee came to pay homage to the departed legend.


Image: West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays her last respects.
Photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar

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Bengali actresses Pallavi Chatterjee and June Malia pay tribute to the late actor-director.

Music composer Debojyoti Mishra and director Gautam Ghosh also pay their last respects.

Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, who was last seen in Shanghai and the Bengali version of Singham titled Bikram Singha, looked grief-stricken as he paid a floral tribute. Prosenjit has worked with Ghosh in many films, including Unishe April and Utsab.


Image: Pallavi Chatterjee, June Malia, Debojyoti Mishra, Gautam Ghosh and Prosenjeet Chatterjee pay floral tributes.
Photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar

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A huge crowd had gathered to bid the actor-director adieu. 


Image: Fans gather to bid their final goodbye.
Photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar

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Mourners from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communites pay homage to Rituda, who had worked closely with them for many years.


Image: Fans light candles on the streets of Kolkata.
Photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar

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They lit candles and kept roses in front of his potrait.


Image: Mourners from the gay community say goodbye
Photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar

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After hearing the news of Ghosh's demise, legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee said, "I am left with no words. How can someone who is so young and so talented die so suddenly?

"He was, perhaps, one of the most gifted filmmakers of modern times. It's an irreparable loss for the film fraternity. I am too sad to say anything else."


Image: Soumitra Chatterjee
Photographs: Dipak Chakraborty

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Actor-director Aparna Sen watches from the balcony of Rituparno Ghosh's ancestral home as his body is taken for the final journey.


Image: Well known Aparna Sen along with friends
Photographs: Dipak Chakraborty

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