National awards organizer Wanan Bhonsle passed away on Monday morning while living here due to age-related problems, a family member said. He was 87 years old.
“Last year, because of the locks, her normal life and her movements were restricted. She began to lose memory and food,” Dinesh told PTI.
Kairee directed by Amol Palekar was Bhonsle’s last film as editor. He retired from planning in early 2000.
Bonsle’s last rites were performed at a crematorium in Goregaon in the afternoon. The filmmaker is survived by his wife, one son, and three daughters
A few of his colleagues and colleagues in the industry have taken to social media to convey words of condolence -Filmmaker Subash Ghai fondly remembers Bhonsle as a great thinker and teacher. “RIP Waman Bhonsle sir. Great Teacher”, he wrote.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said he felt lucky to be working with Bonsle in the early days of his career. “It’s sad to know the death of the film mastermaster Master Aman Bhonsle ji. I was lucky enough to work with him in my early days in my career. He will always be remembered for his artistic work #OmShanti, he said, naming a few Bonsle films for work.”
- Filmmaker Viveck Vaswani said Bonsle’s death was a tragic day at the movies. “RIP Waman Bhosle. What a sad day for cinema! He said.”
Born in the village of Pomburpa in Goa, Bonsle came to Mumbai in 1952 to look for work and later began training under his family friend, “the famous editor” Pakeezah “D N Pai, at Bombay Talkies. Raj Khosla’s independent film Do Raaste in 1967.
It was the first national award in the technical category, he was very happy, recalls Dinesh.