'Mardaani' director Pradeep Sarkar died

New Delhi:

Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar, who made his mark by directing the film 'Parineeta', died in a hospital late on Thursday night.

He was 67 years old.

Sarkar's wife Panchali said that the director was admitted to the ICU of Lalavati Hospital in suburban Bandra after he developed fever.

He told 'PTI-Bhasha', "He breathed his last around 3.30 am at Lilavati Hospital." Panchali told that he had viral fever on 22 March.

The fever subsided after taking some medicines, but did not subside completely, so he was taken to the hospital.

The director's wife said, "As soon as he reached the hospital, the condition of his vital organs started deteriorating.

He was put on life support in the intensive care unit and was diagnosed with pneumonia.

Due to this infection, his lungs were affected.

Panchali said, “According to the doctors, Sarkar had many other diseases due to which his immunity had weakened.

His blood pressure was fluctuating.

He had become very weak after being infected with the corona virus in July 2022.

Sarkar made his directorial debut in 2005 with 'Parineeta'.

Apart from this, he directed many films including 'Laga Chunari Mein Daag' (2007), 'Lafangey Parindey' (2010), 'Mardaani' (2014), and 'Helicopter Eela' (2018).

Several personalities from the film industry, including actors Ajay Devgn and Manoj Bajpayee and filmmakers Hansal Mehta and Kunal Kohli, condoled Sarkar's death.

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