Thu, 30 May 2013 13:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Mamata sad at Rituparno's demise

To enable people to pay their last respect to the director, his body would be kept at Nandan film complex, she said


Mamata sad at Rituparno's demise (© Reuters)

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today condoled the death of renowned film-maker Rituparno Ghosh, saying it was a very sad day for Bengal.

"We are stunned. In his sudden demise, Bengal has lost an eminent filmmaker. It is a very sad day for us," Banerjee, who visited Ghosh's residence this morning, said. To enable people to pay their last respect to the director, his body would be kept at Nandan film complex from 3.30 PM to 6 PM, she said.

Thereafter, the body would be taken to the Tollygunj Technician studio before cremation, the chief minister said. Education minister and theatre personality Bratya Basu said he was rendered "speechless" by the news and the loss was a personal one.

He recalled that the director had expressed his desire to see his latest play.

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