Politicians and people from different walks of life mourned the death of iconic filmmaker & winner of multiple National Awards, Rituparno Ghosh who passed in Kolkata on Thursday on micro-blogging site.
Information & Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari: ‘Tragic to lose a creative person – Ritu Parno Ghosh That too when he still had a lot to contribute. My profound condolences to his dear ones.’
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi posted: ‘Saddened to hear about unfortunate demise of Rituparno Ghosh. He will be remembered for his brilliant filmmaking. May his soul rest in peace.’
Reacting to his death Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien wrote: ‘A friend for 30 yrs. A neighbour. A buddy from our days in advertising. A champ director. My wife’s fave Kolkatan. Rituparno Ghosh. Gone to[o] soon.’
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur said: ‘Shocked by passing of Rituparno Ghosh. He was dreaming of getting into what he called his ‘next phase’. Hugely creative explorer on film.Every passing of a friend is a reminder 2 not delay your dreams. The time is not tomorrow. It is now. This moment. RIP Rituparno Ghosh.’
Actor Anupam Kher said: ‘Deeply Saddened & Shocked by the sudden demise of Rituparno Ghosh. He directed BARIWALI, 1st film I produced. Have amazing memories of him. Rituparno Ghosh had called few months back. Offered great role. Was looking fwd to working with him. One of d finest directors of our times. Rituparno Ghosh had great sense of humour. He had a brilliant understanding of human behaviour. Will miss him and his cinema. RIP my Friend.’
Expressing his shock, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar wrote: ‘I had met Ritu a couple of time, he was a very warm & humorous person. He most definitely will be missed.’
Onir: Shocked and still hoping that its not true. Film maker and friend Rituparno Ghosh is no more. Apparently had a massive heart attack
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Actress Sophie Choudry said: ‘Very sad news. RIP #RituparnoGhosh . A wonderful storyteller, filmmaker gone too soon.’
Actress Divya Dutta posted: ‘Shocked to hear about rituda!not sinking in!fondest memories of wrking wth him in the last lear!RIP.’
Musician Ehsan Noorani posted: ‘RIP #rituparnoghosh sad we never worked together.’
Manoj Bajpayee: Sad to hear about the passing off a very dynamic talented rituparno ghosh.#RIP will miss you my friend!
Siddharth: Rituparno Ghosh. 49. Gone too soon. Great film maker. Warm, kind person. Terrible tragedy. RIP.
Kabir Bedi: Stunned by Rituparno Ghosh’s tragic passing. A phenomenally creative director! We’d discussed a Tagore project… RIP
Karan Johar: Rituporno Ghosh….RIP…too young to go….just does not seem fair…warm,sensitive and talented…remember him fondly…..
Actor Ajay Devgn, who had acted in Ghosh’s ‘Raincoat’, posted: “Shockd & saddend 2 hear of rituparno ghosh. It was grt wrking wit him in Raincoat &his way of looking at things was so diffrent and unique.”
Actor Akshay Kumar said: “Deeply saddened and numbed to hear about the unfortunate demise of the very talented, Rituparno Ghosh. Had met him on several occasions in the past for a film called Rahgeer, unfortunately things didn’t work out. Have some fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers with him.”
Actor Riteish Deshmukh said: “Saddened to hear the news of Rituparno Ghosh – was always warm n humble.. Condolences to the family.. . RIP.”
Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar said: “Shocked to hear about the untimely passing of Rituparno Ghosh. RIP. Condolences to the family.”