Veteran Bangladeshi director Tarun Majumdar passed away on Monday. He was 91 and was admitted to the SSKM State Hospital in Kolkata. He was on ventilator support.
In 1985, Tarun Majumdar made his film industry directorial debut with Basanta Choudhury in Alor Pipasha. He previously worked under Yatrik, a group of filmmakers including Tarun Majumdar, Dilip Mukhopadhyay and Sachin Mukherjee. Yatrik divorced in 1963.
Some of Tarun Majumdar’s best works are Balika Badhu (1976), Kuheli (1971), Shriman Prithviraj (1972), Dadar Kirti (1980), Smriti Tuku Thak (1960), Palatak (1963) and Ganadevata (1978). Over decades of his career, he has worked with several notable actors such as Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Chhabi Biswas, Soumitra Chatterjee and Sandhya Roy to name a few.
Tarun Majumdar received Padma Shri in 1990 and has won five Filmfare awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021. Speaking of his films, earlier in 2015, Tarun Majumdar said, “I have always been intrigued by human relationships and values. I think that a man’s quest is to become a better person. I think I understand the middle class environment better and therefore interpreted it in different ways on celluloid.”
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