India's oldest cinematographer Ramananda Sengupta no more
Kolkata: Ramananda Sengupta, the oldest cinematographer of the country died in the city on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled his death and described him as a legend of cinematography in India.
Born on May 8, 1916 in Dacca, Sengupta joined the Aurora Flim Corporation in Kolkata in 1938 as an apprentice. He stood behind the lens in more than 70 films. He had worked with famous French filmmaker Jean Ranoir when he came to the city to shoot The River. Sengupta had worked with Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen. He has also worked as an independent cinematographer in Ardhendu Mukherjee's Bengali feature film Purbarag.