Kolkata, Jan 15: Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner and master narrator of stories Tapan Sinha passed away in Kolkata, on Thursday, Jan 14. His works always focused on the struggles of the common man.
Sinha (84) was suffering from pneumonia and septicaemia. Charles Dicken's 'A Tale of Two Cities' inspired Sinha to join the Film Industry. He joined as a technician. But he was a strong follower of American directors like William Wyler and John Ford.
He has 41 films for his credit, out of which 19 won National awards and laurels from international film festivals of London, Venice, Moscow and Berlin. Common man were the protagonists of his movies. Ankush was his first movie which was released in 1954. His classics include Kabuliwallah, Ek Doctor Ki Mauth, Nirjan Saikate, Haate Bazare and Admi aur Aurat.
He is survived by a son. His actress-wife Arundhuti Devi died in 1990.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)