Bengali Film Director Pinaki Chaudhuri PASSES AWAY At The Age Of 82 Due To Lymphoma – Report

Filmmaker Pinaki Chaudhuri breathed his last at his Kolkata residence following a prolonged illness

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Bengali Film Director Pinaki Chaudhuri PASSES AWAY At The Age Of 82 Due To Lymphoma – Report
National award recipient Pinaki Chaudhuri breathed his last on Monday. The Bengali filmmaker passed away at his residence in Kolkata following a protracted illness, his family said. The 82-year-old director was suffering from lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. He had been admitted to the hospital one month ago and, on the suggestion of hospital authorities, was discharged three days ago so that he could spend his last days in his home. He left behind his wife and their son.

He made his foray into the film industry in 1983 when he directed Chena Achena (Known and Unknown). The movie starred big names like Soumitra Chatterjee, Amol Palekar, Tanuja, and Chhaya Devi among many others.

His notable works include Kakababu Here Gelen?’ (Kakababu defeated?), Ek Tukro Chand’ (A slice of the moon) and Arohan’ (Ascension). He was also a recipient of two national awards for Shanghaath’ (Conflict) in 1996 and Ballygunge Court in 2007. He also had a passion for the arts and music.

Through a Facebook post, actor Bhaswar Chatterjee recalled shooting with the ace director in London. He shared an experience he had when he was cast in Ballygunge Court. He wrote that Chaudhuri’s passion for filmmaking was so deep that he shot every part of his movie in real locations. The post said, "He shot on all real locations…. Big Ben, Victoria Terminus, Thames, London Eye, Buckingham Palace. Rest in Peace sir."

Losing such an amazing director who has worked for decades to give the audience entertaining movies, is a huge blow to the film industry. His works will surely be remembered by movie fanatics for years to come.