Acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal health is deteriorating
The legendary Shyam Benegal aka Shyam Baba is facing serious health issues.
According to reports, Shyam Benegal's kidneys have failed and the multiple award winner (eighteen national awards) is undergoing dialysis at home.
It is reported that Shyam Benegal, aged 88, is unable to visit the hospital for treatment as his health has started deteriorating. One of his staff members told media that the filmmaker has not been keeping well for a while now and has been advised to rest at home. The staff members said that he was well in the past but hasn't been able to even visit his office in recent days.
Shyam Benegal has received several accolades, including eighteen National Film Awards.
Regarded as one of the stalwarts of the parallel cinema movement during the 70’s, 80’s Shyam Benegal is known for his path breaking films that tackled relevant social subjects like Mandi, Manthan, Kalyug, Junoon, Ankur: The Seedling, Charandas Chor, Trikal, Bhumika, Sardari Begam, Mammo, Suraj Ka Satva Ghoda, Well Done Abba, Welcome to Sajjanpur, popular tv series like Bharat Ek Khoj, Yatra etc.
Shyam Benegal directed around 75 films, Shyam Benegal’s latest movie Mujib: The Making of a Nation is awaiting release.
Mujib: The Making of a Nation is an upcoming Indian-Bangladeshi co-production in Bengali-language, the biographical on as Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - the first president of Bangladesh stars Arifin Shuvoo,
Shyam Benegal was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in the field of cinema. In 1976, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country, and in 1991, he was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honour for his contributions in the field of arts.