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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Film critic Chidananda Das Gupta passes away


Eminent film critic and film maker Chidananda Das Guptapasses away on 23 May 2011. This article is on this famous Bengali filmy personality.

Chidananda Das Gupta, father of Aparna Sen was a leading film critic in India. He devoted his entire life on Bengali and Indian films. Chidananda Das Gupta is one of the founders of Calcutta Film Society.

Brief profile of Chidananda Das Gupta


Birth: In 1921 at Shilong, Assam
Father: Manmathanath Das Gupta
Mother: Shantilata Das Gupta
Spouse: Supriya Das, daughter of Brahmananda Dashgupta Brahmananda Dashgupta was the brother of poet Jibanananda Das.
Daughter: Aparna Sen
Death: 23 May 2011.

In 1947, Chidananda Das Gupta along with Satyajit Ray and Hari Sadhan Dasgupta founded the Calcutta Film Society and in 1959, he was one of the founders of Federation Vf Film Societies of India. Chidananda Das Gupta translated many works of Rabindranath Tagore, Manik Bondopadhyay, Jibanananda Das.

Chidananda Das Gupta has directed seven films


Amodini in 1994
Zaroorat Ki Purti  in 1979
Rakhto in 1973
Bilet Pherat in 1972
The Stuff Of Steel in 1969
The Dance of Shiva in 1968
Portrait of a City in 1961

Awards


Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 at the Osian Film Festival for writing on cinema.

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