Retired renowned Bengali director Tarun Majumdar

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KOLKATA: After a protracted illness, 91-year-old veteran filmmaker Tarun Majumdar passed away. He was most well known for his suspenseful performances in Bengali movies. Majumdar had been receiving care at Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital for a few days before he reportedly died on Monday.

Birendranath Majumdar, the father of Majumdar, was a liberation warrior who was born on January 8th, 1931 in British India’s Bengal Presidency. Alongside the 1959 Bengali movie “Chaowa Pawa,” which he co-starred in with Sachin Mukherji and Dilip Mukherji as Yatrik, he made his directorial debut.

Majumdar went on to direct a number of successful films, including Balika Badhu in 1967, Kuheli in 1971, Shriman Prithviraj in 1973, Fuleswari in 1974, Dadar Kirti in 1980, Bhalobasa Bhalobasa in 1985, and Apan Amar Apan in 1990. He has also received an Anandalok Award, four National Awards, seven BFJA Awards, and five Filmfare Awards. He received the fourth-highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, from the Indian government in 1990.