Filmmaker Kalpana Laji of “Rudaali” fame dies aged 64

Mumbai : Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, an acclaimed Hindi filmmaker, died in Mumbai on Sunday.

She was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year.

Kalpana is noted for woman oriented hits like Rudaali, Chingaari, Ek Pal and Daman, of which Chingaari was her last directed movie, a Mithun Charaborty, Anuj Sawhney and Sushmita Sen starrer in 2006.

She debuted into film industry 30 years ago, as assistant director of renowned film maker Syam Benegal.

Kalpana has also authored a book on her companion of 40 years – Bhupen Hazarika.

Condolences and obituaries poured in as the news of her death broke.

The funeral is expected to take place tomorrow in Mumbai.

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