'Rudaali' director Kalpana Lajmi passes away; Bollywood mourns her death

Rudaali director Kalpana Lajmi dies

Film industry personalities such as Soni Razdan, Shabana Azmi and Shyam Benegal attended the funeral of filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who died in Mumbai on Sunday following a multiple organ failure.

"You will be missed Kalpanaji". I shall miss you so terribly. Known for her female-oriented movies like Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence, Rudaali and Darmiyaan: In Between, Kalpana Lajmi died at the age of 64. While Lajmi dedicated her life to Hazarika's well-being and the preservation of his work, he helped her explore her intellectual and artistic talents.

Kalpana Lajmi passed away at 4:30 am in a Mumbai hospital. She was diagnosed with kidney cancer past year and many pals from the industry had helped her out financially to fight the ugly C. "Rest in peace dear Kalpana".

"Deeply saddened.at around 4:30 am today morning Kalpana Lajmi passed away".

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May her soul rest in peace.

Celebrities such as Raveena Tandon, Manoj Bajpayee and director Hansal Mehta, among others mourned the demise of "fearless" filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi on social media.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee posted her tribute in a tweet. "Kalpana's medical bills which comes to around Rs. 2.5 lakh every week for the four dialysis that she undergoes, are borne entirely by Soni Razdan and her daughter Alia Bhatt". Ms Lajmi's Rudaali, was the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards.

The filmmaker is survived by her brother and mother, painter Lalita Lajmi.

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