GUWAHATI, Sept 23: Noted film maker Kalpana Lajmi breathed her last in the early hours today in a frontline hospital in Mumbai. Her sudden demise has come in as a shocker for the people of Assam, leading to the pouring in of condolence messages.
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi mourned the untimely demise of film maker Kalpana Lajmi who died of kidney ailment early on Sunday.
In a condolence message, Mukhi said that her death is an irreparable loss to the world of cinema. Kalpana Lajmi who was famous for bringing sidelined issues into mainstream Bollywood movies is often credited for her ventures of women oriented movies. He also said that her cinematic ventures like Ek Pal, Rudaali, Darmiyaan gave us a glimpse of her cinematic acumen. Her works will definitely be a source of inspiration for the coming generation. He also prayed to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.
On the other Chief Minister Sarbandna Sonowal expressed his condolence on the demise of eminent film maker Kalpana Lajmi.
In a condolence message today, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “During her life time the film maker produced several epoch making women oriented films and enriched the Bollywood film industry”. A strong and energetic voice her untimely death will definitely create a void in the film industry which will be difficult to be filled. Her movies like Ek Pal, Rudaali and Darmiyaan created greater impact which far exceeded the credited she was awarded with. Late Kalpana Lajmi has had inseparable connection with the cultural life of the state. She along with Dr. Bhupen Hazarika produced several timeless creations which enriched the celluloid world of the country.
The Chief Minister also prayed to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul. Joint Resident Commissioner, Assam Bhavan, Mumbai Debashish Sarma offered floral tributes to the mortal remains of Kalpana Lajmi on behalf of the Chief Minister of Assam.
Commerce and Industries Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and BJP State president Ranjit Kr Dass have also condoled the demise of Kalpana Lajmi.
The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has also expressed its deep sorrow at the demise of Kalpana Lajmi. AASU president Dipankar Kr Nath, general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi and chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharjya have said that Kalpana Lajmi was very close to the people of Assam. They said that she was a well wisher of Dr Bhupen Hazarika till his last moment and her demise has caused a huge loss to the cultural sector of the country.
The All Kamrup (M) District Students’ Union has also condoled the death of Kalpana Lajmi. The Bhhupen Hazarika Cultural Trust has also expressed profound sorrow at the demise of the noted film maker.