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Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who grew to become the primary Indian to win an Oscar, handed away on Thursday. She was 91.
Athaiya daughter informed PTI, “She handed away early this morning. Eight years in the past, she was recognized with a tumour in her mind. For the final three years, she was bedridden as a result of one facet (of her physique) was paralysed.” The final rites occurred on the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai.
Bhanu Athaiya received the Greatest Costume Design Oscar for her work within the 1982 movie Gandhi. She managed to provide the characters within the Richard Attenborough directorial an genuine look. In her memoir The Artwork Of Costume Design, Athaiya talked about how she was the one Indian among the many heads of division on the movie.
Athaiya additionally designed costumes for Bollywood films like C.I.D, Pyaasa, Kagaz Ke Phool, Waqt, Arzoo, Amrapali, Suraj, Anita, Milan, Raat Aur Din, Shikar, Information, Teesri Manzil, Mera Saaya, Inteqam, Abhinetri, Johny Mera Naam, Geeta Mera Naam, Abdullah, Karz, Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Razia Sultan, Nikaah, Agneepath (1990), Ajooba and 1942 – A Love Story amongst others.
Bhanu Athaiya was born in Kolhapur on April 28, 1929. She by no means attended a trend faculty. When Athaiya began to work in movies, she felt ‘fulfilled’. In an earlier interview with The Indian Express, she had shared, “For me, it (working for cinema) grew to become a method to specific myself and let my creativeness soar. It was so fulfilling that I didn’t really feel the necessity to do anything, like opening a boutique. High stars began approaching me on their very own and recommending me to filmmakers. Nargis cherished my designs.”
Athaiya’s record of worldwide movies additionally contains Conrad Rook’s daring Siddhartha and Krishna Shah’s Indo-American manufacturing Shalimar. There was additionally the German quick movie The Cloud Door.
In 2012, Banu Athaiya returned her Oscar to the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences for safe-keeping.
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