West Bengal filmmaker, artist Gautam Benegal dies at 55

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17th July, 2021 05:09:53 PM printer

West Bengal filmmaker, artist Gautam Benegal dies at 55

On July 16, Gautam Benegal —a West Bengal filmmaker, writer, cartoonist and artist—died at home of a cardiac arrest. He was 55.

He was born in Kolkata in 1965. He began a life in illustrations and art at a young age. When he was 14, he illustrated a book of poems called ‘Gabbus Gabba’ by Arun De, accorording to media report.

In 2010, he made a one-hour animation film titled ‘The Prince and the Crown of Stone’ which won two Rajat Kamal National Awards. Benegal has also been associated with children’s books, from writing a collection of vignettes set in a lane in Kolkata, titled ‘1/7 Bondel Road’, to illustrating many others.

He was born in Kolkata in 1965. He began a life in illustrations and art at a young age. When he was 14, he illustrated a book of poems called ‘Gabbus Gabba’ by Arun De, accorording to media report.

In 2010, he made a one-hour animation film titled ‘The Prince and the Crown of Stone’ which won two Rajat Kamal National Awards. Benegal has also been associated with children’s books, from writing a collection of vignettes set in a lane in Kolkata, titled ‘1/7 Bondel Road’, to illustrating many others.


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