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Director dead

Debangshu Sengupta, who had directed the hit mega serial Mahaprabhu that marked Jisshu Sengupta’s debut on television, died in Darjeeling on Thursday night. He was 54.

Sengupta was on a holiday in the hills with his two sisters. His body will be flown to Calcutta on Saturday. Relatives suspect he died of a cardiac arrest. The post-mortem report is awaited.

Sengupta was directing ETV Bangla mega serial Dutta Barir Chhoto Bou. He had directed many hit TV serials for Zee Bangla and STAR Jalsha. “He was a very talented TV director,” said Himanshu Dhanuka, producer, Eskay Movies.

Tollywood mourned the late director’s sudden death on Twitter. Jisshu Sengupta tweeted: Lost Ritu da last yr n Debangshu da ystday!!! Feeling very empty n lost... 2 of the most important ppl in my life after Ma n Baba.