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Sumitra Bhave, director of Marathi films Devrai and Kaasav, passes away at 78

Sumitra Bhave, director of Marathi films Devrai and Kaasav, passes away at 78
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Sumitra Bhave, director of Marathi films Devrai and Kaasav, passes away at 78

Veteran movie director and author Sumitra Bhave, identified for her work within the Marathi cinema and theatre, died in a hospital right here on Monday following lung-related illnesses, director Sunil Sukthankar mentioned. She was 78.

Bhave was affected by lung-related illnesses for the final two months.

She breathed her final at a non-public hospital in Pune, Maharashtra on Monday morning, mentioned Sukthankar, the famous Marathi director who was related to Bhave for the final 35 years.

Bhave had received a number of nationwide and worldwide awards for her work.

After finishing her training, she began working with a social welfare organisation and additionally labored as a instructor at the Karve Institute of Social Sciences in Pune.

Later, she additionally labored as a newsreader.

In 1985, Bhave made her first quick movie Bai, which was a couple of lady residing in a slum and her survival in opposition to all odds. The movie received a number of nationwide awards.

In 1995, Bhave and Sukthankar made their directorial debut with Doghi, which obtained the Nationwide Movie Award.

Her different notable works embrace Devrai (2004), Gho Mala Asala Hawa, Ha Bharat Maza, Astu – So Be It, Samhita, Welcome Dwelling, Vaastupurush, Dahavi Fa and Kaasav, a Nationwide Award-winning movie.

Kaasav was additionally screened at the Mumbai Movie Pageant in 2016.

Sukthankar, who made 17 films and a number of quick films with Bhave, mentioned, “I labored along with her for final 35 years and it was simply because of her dedication and love in direction of the artwork and films that we might do such enormous quantity of work.”

Even at this age, she had three completely different tasks in her thoughts and their scripts had been additionally prepared, he mentioned.

Bhave is survived by a daughter, who can be a author.

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