Buddhadeb Dasgupta, an Indian poet and Bengali filmmaker, died on Thursday morning. He had a renal alignment problem. Bagh Bahadur, Charachar, Tahader Katha, and Uttara are some of his best-known films. In Bengali cinema, he has made a significant impact. Bagh Bahadur, Charachar, Lal Darja, Mondo Meyer Upakhyan, and Kaalpurush were among Buddhadeb's five National Film Awards for Best Feature Films.
Born in 1944 in Anara near Purulia, West Bengal, Buddhadeb was the third of his nine siblings. He studied Economics from Scottish Church College and started his career as a professor himself at Shyamsundar College. Buddhadeb’s uncle exposed him to the fine works of Charlie Chaplin, Akira Kurosawa, Vittorio De Sica, and more which initiated the inner creativity within him.
Buddhadeb began his film career in 1968 with The Continent of Love, a 10-minute documentary; later, in 1978, he released Dooratwa, his first full-length feature film. His lyricism has also been used in films. Dasgupta began his cinematic career by making pictures inspired by Satyajit Ray's realistic films but eventually moved on to other genres. Bagh Bahadur, Tahader Katha, Charachar, and Uttara are some of his most well-known films.
Buddhadeb Dasgupta also gained immense praise for his poetry. Govir Araley, Coffin Kimba Suitcase, Himjog, Chhaata Kahini, Roboter Gaan, Sreshtha Kabita, and Bhomboler Ascharya Kahini O Ananya Kabita are some of his notable works.
We will miss the great poet and filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta. His notable works will always be close to me.