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Rituparno Ghosh dies: Gun salute before cremation


May 31, 2013
01:26 (IST)
Watch: The legacy of Rituparno Ghosh
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.
May 31, 2013
00:51 (IST)
He was the Yash Chopra of Bengali cinema, says Amitabh Bachchan
May 31, 2013
00:50 (IST)
Filmmaker Mrinal Sen at the funeral
May 31, 2013
00:28 (IST)
Actress Rituparna Sengupta attends Rituparno Ghosh's funeral in Kolkata
May 31, 2013
00:19 (IST)
We have lost a jewel of Indian cinema. To make films was like breathing to him, Rituparno Gosh has contributed a lot to the Indian cinema, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt

May 30, 2013
21:24 (IST)
Rituparno Ghosh cremated with state honours
May 30, 2013
21:15 (IST)
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was accompanied by her ministerial colleagues Arup Biswas, Boby Hakim and Bratyo Basu, a theatre personality himself, who broke down.
May 30, 2013
19:59 (IST)
Rituparno Ghosh received a gun salute at Siridhi crematorium. Mamata Banerjee, who was at the late director's house this morning, is also present at the crematorium.
May 30, 2013
19:46 (IST)
Acclaimed director Gautam Ghose on his way to pay his last tributes to Rituparno Ghosh. "I couldn't believe my ears when I was told this morning that Ritu is no more. He cannot go this way...I can't yet believe he is no more around."
May 30, 2013
19:35 (IST)
Rituparno Ghosh's body has been taken to Siridhi crematorium from Technicians Studio. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the studio.


May 30, 2013
18:46 (IST)
Rituparno Ghosh's body has now been taken from Nandan to Technicians Studio.
May 30, 2013
17:30 (IST)
Rituparno's body, currently in Kolkata's state-run theatre Nandan, will be taken to Technicians Studio later this evening:


May 30, 2013
17:29 (IST)
The director makes his journal journey:


May 30, 2013
16:52 (IST)
Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien tweeted:



With this picture:

May 30, 2013
16:46 (IST)
Rituparno Ghosh's body has been taken to Nandan, Kolkata's state-run movie theatre, for mourners to pay their last respects.
May 30, 2013
16:38 (IST)
Abhishek Bachchan tweets:











May 30, 2013
16:31 (IST)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, star of Rituparno Ghosh's Chokher Bali and Raincoat, said from London: I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news. I just don't believe it. May his soul rest in peace
May 30, 2013
14:40 (IST)

May 30, 2013
14:27 (IST)

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."

May 30, 2013
14:06 (IST)
Rituparno Ghosh's last completed film was the acclaimed Chitrangada (2012) which won a special jury award this year at the National Film Awards. The semi-autobiographical film tells the story of a choreographer preparing for a performance of Tagore's dance-drama Chitrangada while dealing with gender and identity. Rituparno wrote, directed and starred in the movie.
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