Rituparno Ghosh
Director Rituparno Ghosh Passed Away on Thursday MorningFacebook

Acclaimed film director Rituparno Ghosh passed away on Thursday morning.

The 49-year-old filmmaker was said to have suffered a major cardiac arrest in his sleep and could not be retrieved, reported Bengali news channel News Time

Ghosh was reportedly unwell for some days before finally passing away on Thursday. Reports said he was suffering from pancreatic ailments.

With the news of Ghosh's death, celebrities and politicians were seen visiting the director's residence where he lived alone.

Gosh was said to have completed the shooting of the the crime thriller 'Satyanewshi' from 'Byomkesh Baskhi' series only days ago. 

The National award winning director has remarkable films like "Chokher bali", "Utsab", "Raincoat", "The Last Lear" and many others to his credit.

He won 14 national film awards in a career spanning over two decades and was praised for his brave attempts of portraying sexuality from the LGBT point of view.

He had remade several classic novels by Rabindra Nath Tagore with newer perspectives.