MUMBAI: Renowned filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi died on Sunday morning at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here, a family member said.
She was 64.
Lajmi was suffering from a chronic kidney disease and liver failure.
“She passed away at the (Kokilaben Dhirubhai) Ambani hospital at 4.30 am. She was suffering from a chronic kidney disease and liver failure. “She was on dialysis. She has been in and out of the hospital for three years. The last rites will be possibly conducted today,” her brother Dev Lajmi told PTI.
Our dear beloved friend Kalpana Lajmi has gone to a better place. RIP my darling Kalpan. I shall miss you so terribly.
— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) 1537669064000
Deeply saddened… at around 4:30 am today morning #KalpanaLajmi passed away .. May she rest in peace.
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) 1537667911000
You will be missed Kalpanaji.Was not your time to go..but may your heart now be at peace.🙏🏻🕉🙏🏻 . Those days while s… https://t.co/7AnFYvlRWu
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) 1537676744000
RIP Kalpna lajmi!!!memories of the lovely dinner with you where you narrated me your film on ur life with bhupenda… https://t.co/EYMWRg9UHv
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) 1537677715000
Lajmi, a director, producer and screenwriter, was known for working on real subjects.
Her films often had a woman at the centre. Some of her popular films include “Rudaali”, “Daman”, “Darmiyaan”.
Lajmi’s last movie as a director was “Chingaari” in 2006, based on a novel “The Prostitute and the Postman” by Bhupen Hazarika, who was her partner.
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