For lakhs of his fans, Rituparno Ghosh was the finest filmmaking talent in Bengal; someone who probably would have ended up as a legend someday. But the life of one of India's most talented film directors has been cut short, leaving the entire film fraternity stunned.
Absolutely shocked with the news of the passing of Ritu da. A dear friend and a great director and a wonderful, wonderful human. #RIPRituda- Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 30, 2013
Had the honour of working with him in Antarmahal. Such a fine director. Will really miss his exuberance and zest for the movies and life.- Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 30, 2013
Just realised that Ritu da was the only director that my family have all worked with individually. Pa- last lear, Ma- sunglasses...- Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 30, 2013
Aishwarya- choker bali, raincoat and me- Antarmahal.- Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 30, 2013
Manish Tewari, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, said in a condolence message, "I am deeply shocked by the tragic and premature death of Shri Ghosh. He was a creative genius who gave a new dimension to film making with every film that he was associated with. His films always left a deep imprint on minds of the audiences who were captivated by the honest portrayal of human emotions. Cinema has lost a visionary, as Shri Ghosh was always innovative and bold in undertaking new themes for his films. His death has left a void which will be very difficult to fill. I pray to God that his family gathers the necessary strength to overcome this crisis."