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Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Academy Award winner, passes away at 91  : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, 91, handed away at her house on Thursday after a protracted sickness. She is the primary Indian to win the Academy Award. 

Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Academy Award winner, passes away at 91 

Athaiya’s final rites came about on the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai. Her daughter, Radhika Gupta, confirmed that she handed away early on Thursday morning. Radhika advised a information company that her mom was identified with mind tumour eight years in the past and has been mattress ridden for 3 years after one facet of her physique getting paralysed.

She started her profession with Guru Dutt’s 1956 movie C.I.D. She gained the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi together with John Mollo. In 2012, she returned her Oscar to the Academy of Motions Picture Arts and Sciences for safe-keeping. She can also be a recipient of two National Awards which she gained for the 1990 movie Lekin and 2001 movie Lagaan

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