The filmmaker's close friend Soni Razdan was among the few from the film industry who had gathered to bid adieu to Kalpana Lajmi. She went on to work as an assistant costume designer in Benegal's "Bhumika: The Role" (1977), starring Smita Patil, Amol Palekar and Naseeruddin Shah, among others.
Lajmi had been undergoing dialysis for a couple of years, and true to her indomitable spirit, had said in an interview last year: "My kidneys have failed, but I haven't". While she wasn't very prolific as a filmmaker, her movies have a high recall value. The director who was in hospital at time could not be at the launch of her book. "Movie Pioneer" in 1978. A niece of the famed filmmaker Guru Dutt, she assisted Shyam Benegal in films like Bhumika and Mandi, before producing and directing Ek Pal. Rudaali (1993) featuring Dimple Kapadia, was India's official entry for Best Foreign Language film at the 66th Academy Awards. Actresses Huma Qureshi and Soni Razdan are some of the people who tweeted after her death on Sunday morning, as the news spread.
"Extremely sorry to inform you that Kalpana Lajmi passed away this morning at 4.30 am", the filmmaker's spokesperson Parul Chawla told IANS. RIP my darling Kalpan.
Cruz, O'Rourke debate in Dallas
O'Rourke made an ambiguous claim in an August viral video about National Football League players' protests of police brutality. O'Rourke unfailingly managed to take any issue and tie it to a specific individual he has met while crisscrossing Texas.
Lajmi also assisted Assamese cultural icon Bhupen Hazarika striking a creative collaboration with him. "Chingaari", starring Sushimita Sen, was also based on Hazarika's novel "The Prostitute and the Postman".
The official said the move against the Chinese agency was not discretionary, but was made because Beijing broke United States law. China has told the Trump administration to remove punitive sanctions against its military, or "bear the consequences".
So we now need to hear from the European Union what the real issues are and what their alternative is so we can discuss them. In a front page commentary, the Express said: "Whatever you think of her Brexit plan Mrs".
Two OPEC members are seeking to damage the group and carry out "anti-Iranian policies" at the behest of the U.S., Zanganeh said. If anything, they are driving prices higher as the United States defends many of their members for very little $'s.
The Athletic's Shams Charania has said that Butler is " optimistic " that a trade can happen before training camp. By trading Butler they would essentially be giving up on the opportunity to go for it with a fully healthy team.
Scientists say the arachnids are merely enjoying the handsome weather and availability of food, taking the opportunity to "party". The webbing is a normal occurrence and poses no danger whatsoever to humans, although the sight may look frightening to some.
Also in that tank was another octopus that was confined to a cage - well, really an upside-down flower pot with holes in it. The idea to test the drug's effect in octopuses came from Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist Gul Dolen .
In a bid to acquire Deliveroo , Uber plans to take over Europe's takeaway business and boost the presence of Uber Eats globally. It seems the United Kingdom food delivery start-up has deliberately avoided the USA market, cited Bloomberg .
M - A major airline had to send a plane "back to the shop" after spelling its own name wrong, Sky News reports. The aircraft was seen by passengers at Hong Kong International Airport who alerted the airline.
Some politicians have opposed a deal, citing concerns about the influence Murdoch would wield over the UK's news agenda. The winning bid by Comcast values the 61% share of the company up for grabs at $40 billion.
Klopp: Subbing superb Shaqiri was hard
Liverpool maintained their 100 per cent record in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Southampton at Anfield. He tried everything and he is a good player to have. 21' - GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Southampton (Matip).
Liverpool, Man City stroll; United held on Fergie return
The Gunners had a terrible start to the season under new boss Unai Emery with back to back losses to Manchester City and Chelsea. Man City has won four of its first five Premier League matches this season, drawing with Wolverhampton Wanderers on August 25.
Trump to visit Carolinas on Wednesday
Wilmington, just down the coast, remained nearly completely cut off by flooding from the Cape Fear River and earlier storm surges. More than 1.6 million meals have been delivered to North Carolina and more than 400,000 are ready in South Carolina, Trump said .
Iran says US ally behind military parade attack
The armed forces staged parades in several cities, including the capital, Tehran, to mark the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war. Four gunmen opened fire on the crowd on Saturday, killing civilians and 12 members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.
Emirates said to be exploring takeover of struggling Etihad
A combination of the airlines would provide further evidence of the sheikdoms consolidating businesses to boost competitiveness. Bringing the airlines together would not be easy because of the duplication of routes from their Dubai and Abu Dhabi bases.
NASAs planet-hunting probe TESS sends back its first image
Scientists anticipate that data from TESS could reveal thousands of new planets that are within 200 light-years of Earth. In fact, it took 26 images, each of which represents a sector of the sky that TESS will observe over the coming years.
Smart won't live in fear after kidnapper release
Her home will be subject to inspections as well, and she'll have to undergo some mental health treatment, the newspaper said. Smart told reporters last week she was anxious that Barzee remains a threat, something the woman's lawyer denies.