Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi Dies; Shabana Azmi, Soni Razdan And Others Pay Last Respects

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi Dies; Shabana Azmi, Soni Razdan And Others Pay Last Respects

An era of Bollywood ended with the death of critically acclaimed filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi. The 64-year-old Hindi film Daman movie director and writer breathed her last on 4.30 a.m.(IST) at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

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The sad news was confirmed by Kalpana’s brother Dev Lajmi. As revealed by Dev, Kalpana Lajmi had been suffering from a chronic kidney disease and ultimately, she had liver failure that resulted in her demise.

In an interview with PTI, Dev further discussed how Kalpana had been in and out of hospitals from the last three years due to dialysis.

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Kalpana Lajmi’s last rites were held in a crematorium in Mumbai’s Oshiwara area where family and friends gathered to pay their last respects to the deceased filmmaker. Among famous Bollywood celebrities actress Shabana Azmi, Mahesh Bhatt along with Soni Razdan and filmmaker Shyam Benegal arrived at the crematorium.

In the meanwhile, Bollywood flooded social media platforms with condolences for Kalpana’s family and friends.

Politicians like Chief Minister of Assam— Sarbananda Sonowal and Chief Minister of Odisha—Naveen Patnaik too expressed their grief for the loss of such a filmmaker.

Kalpana Lajmi will be remembered for making women centric films like ‘Daman’, ‘Rudaali’, ‘Chingaari’ and many more. Few years back Kalpana was in news for publishing a book about her long-time companion and singer-poet-filmmaker Bhupen Hazarika. The book ‘Bhupen Hazarika – As I Knew Him’ was launched by filmmaker Shyam Benegal.

We hope Kalpana Lajmi’s family and friends find strength during this difficult time.


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