Mumbai, Sep 23 : Filmmaker and screenwriter Kalpana Lajmi, known for women oriented films like “Rudaali”, “Darmiyaan” and “Daman”, died here on Sunday following a multiple organ failure, said her spokesperson. She was 64.
Lajmi was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year and had been undergoing dialysis.
She had said in an interview last year: “My kidneys have failed, but I haven’t.”
“Extremely sorry to inform you that Kalpana Lajmi passed away this morning at 4.30 a.m.,” the filmmaker’s spokesperson Parul Chawla told.
Lajmi breathed her last at a hospital here, where she was admitted in the intensive care unit since Tuesday due to kidney-related issues, the spokesperson added.
The cremation will take place at 12.30 p.m. at the Oshiwara crematorium.
She debuted as a feature film director with “Ek Pal”. Her last directorial was “Chingaari”, based on the novel “The Prostitute and the Postman” by the late Bhupen Hazarika, her long-time companion.
Her memoir “Bhupen Hazarika: As I Knew Him” was launched earlier this month.
The filmmaker is survived by her brother and mother, painter Lalita Lajmi.