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Rituparno Ghosh

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Rituparno Ghosh Bio

Rituparno Ghosh (1963 - 2013) was a Bengali film director whose work has met with considerable critical acclaim in recent years, both in his native India and abroad. He has won National Film Awards in India and several awards at international film festivals abroad.


Ghosh was born and brought up in Kolkata. Both his parents were related to films, his father was a documentary film maker. He completed his schooling from South Point High School, and pursued economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.


Rituparno started his career in advertising and his directional debut was Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring). He won the National Film Award for Best Director for his Bengali film Abohoman starring Jishu Sengupta, Ananya Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey and Mamata Shankar. He made his first screen presence in an Oriya film Katha Deithilli Ma Ku which is directed by Himanshu Parija and released in 2003.He hosted two celebrity chat shows, namely Ebong Rituporno on ETV Bangla and Ghosh and Co. on Star Jalsha. He also was the scriptwriter of Gaaner Opare.


Ghosh was suffering from pancreatic diseases and he died following a massive heart attack in his Kolkata residence at around 7:30 am on May 30, 2013. He was 49 years old.