Rituparno Ghosh was an Indian Bengali film director. After pursuing a degree in economics he started his career as a creative artist at an advertising agency. In 1992, his debut film Hirer Angti released. In 1994 his next film Unishe April released which won National Film Award for Best Feature Film.
Ghosh was a self-professed Satyajit Ray fan and inspired other filmmakers like Mithaq Kazimi who adapted Ghosh's film Raincoat in English. In his career spanning almost two decades he won 12 national and many international awards. Ghosh died on 30 May 2013 in Kolkata after a heart attack.
His unreleased Bengali movie named Taak Jhaank was honoured and released on the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival.