The ominous morning of March 14 came and announced the sad demise of another Jewel of the entertainment industry, Mr.Debangshu Sengupta. It took me few minutes to absorb the news; I started giving calls to those who were closely associated with him and from everyone came the same reply that I just did not want to hear.
Alas! We have lost a true creative genius who had unrivaled proficiency in every department of creativity and be it script writing, acting, direction, screenplay, cinematography or music composition, his master strokes have been recorded in every sphere. It is him that the Tollywood industry has always looked up to when it came to finding and nurturing great talents and some of his nurtured talents like actor Jisshu Sengupta is today the most popular face of Tollywood and even making it big in the Hindi Film Industry.
I have been fortunate enough to work with him closely for a mega serial “Bhasha” in the year 2011-12 and even when a few days back we connected, he was all praises for my recent work in “Hiyar Majhe”; another mega serial. Not just me, the entire entertainment industry of Kolkata has been in a state of shock and mourning since yesterday as the sudden demise of this creative genius has created a void that no one I believe can fill up that easily.
Some of his unforgettable mega directions like ‘Ma’, ‘Mahaprabhu’, ‘Banhisikha’ and ‘Rajeswari’ are still etched in every one’s memory. We have lost a true genius and a teacher no doubt. May his soul rest in peace!
You will always be remembered through your creations. We all love you Debangshu da!!!
An emotional farewell to the director by television actor Arnab Bhattacharya and the team of Sholoana Bangaliana…