Sumitra Bhave is known for its rich heritage of films such as Dahavi Fa, Kaasav, Doghi and Astu.
Dr Shailendra Date, a liaison officer at Sahyadri Hospital, said, “The famous filmmaker was admitted on April 6. He was suffering from pneumonia.
He was tested negative for Covid-19 and was diagnosed with pneumonia on March 20. She breathed her last Monday morning due to respiratory failure and extensive lung fibrosis. ”
Dr Mohan Agashe, who worked with Bhave in Kaasav and Astu, spoke about his role in film.
“He was not a filmmaker or even a playwright. Bhave was a graduate of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He was a social scientist and researcher.
While examining the hardships and survival of women, she noticed that women could not read or write but were all accustomed to seeing films. Bhave then decided to make a film.