Kolkata, Dec 15 (UNI) Nabhendu Ghosh, a celebrity writer of Indian cinema, died here today after a prolonged illness. He was 91.
He was known best for creating the screen plays of Devdas, the magnum opus classic in the forties and several other films, including Bandini, Sujata and Parineeta--all directed by Bimal Roy.
Ghosh, who had created about 80 screenplays, including 'Abhiman', a hit in the seventies featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri, worked with illustrious directors like Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Guru Dutt, Raj Khosla, Satyen Bose, Sakti Samanta and Prakash Mehra.
He had also written films like Raja Jani, Loafer and Sharafat.
He was a recipient of the prestigious Bankim Puroshkar for his Bengali novel 'Chand Dekhechilo'.