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Veteran filmmaker Tarun Majumdar passes away

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Published: 14:43, 4 July 2022  
Veteran filmmaker Tarun Majumdar passes away

Celebrated Indian cinema Director Tarun Majumdar has passed away. The Padma Shri awardee breathed his last at 11:17am Indian time. He was 92 years old.

Majumdar was admitted in SSKM Hospital in Kolkata from June 14 with multiple organ malfunction ailments. His condition deteriorated since Sunday, following which he was put on ventilation support.

Majumdar, known for making movies based on compelling tales highlighting the life of middle-class families, won four National Awards and five Filmfare awards for his work. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1990.

He made blockbusters such as Balika Badhu, Kuheli, Shriman Prithviraj, Fuleswari, Dadar Kirti, Bhalobasa Bhalobasa and Apan Amar Apan. His wife Sandhya Roy starred in twenty of his films and Tapas Paul in eight. Moushumi Chatterjee, Mahua Roychoudhury, Ayan Banerjee and Tapas Paul were introduced by him to the silver screen.

He received his first National Award for the 1962 Bengali film Kancher Swarga. He also garnered wide critical acclamation for his directorial ventures