Tarun Majumdar Bio, Career, Family

Tarun Majumdar Passes Away: Since the beginning of the year 2022, Indian cinema has encountered an unbearable loss by losing its well-known personalities. The list includes Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lehri, Ramesh Deo, Ravi Tandon, Pallavi Dey, Abhishek Chatterjee and Singer KK. Another big loss for Indian cinema especially for Bengali cinema is losing famous veteran filmmaker Tarun Majumdar who took his last breath at the age of 91 years on 04th July 2022 (Monday) in Kolkata.

According to the media reports, the veteran director তরুণ মজুমদার was undergoing treatment at the State-run SSKM hospital since 17th June 2022. The filmmaker was put on ventilator support on Sunday when his health started collapsing and was declared officially dead at 11:17 am on Monday by the hospital doctors. Collect more information related to the famous filmmaker Tarun Majumdar in this specific article.

Tarun Majumdar Passes Away

Majumdar was among the last directors from West Bengal who created his own identity among the great filmmakers including the great Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen. The filmmaker was known for his sensitive portrayal of the middle-class life and the human condition.

Due to this reason, the Bengali audiences adore his work and made him one of the most well-known filmmakers in Indian cinema. In the following sections of the article, we will learn about the personal life, achievements and awards of Tarun Majumdar.

Tarun Majumdar bio

Tarun Majumdar Bio

Name Tarun Majumdar
DOB 08th Jan 1931
Died On 04th July 2022
Age 91 years
Nationality Indian
Profession Indian Filmmaker
Years Active 1959-2018
Article Category Biography
Father Name Birendranath Majumdar
Profession Freedom Fighter
Resident West Bengal
Ex-Wife Name Sandhya Roy

তরুণ মজুমদার (Tarun Majumdar) Early Years

Majumdar was born on 08th January 1931 in Bogra (now in Bangladesh) which was part of the Bengal Presidency of British India. His father was a freedom fighter who got martyred while fighting for the country’s freedom from the Britishers. Tarun Majumdar (তরুণ মজুমদার) completed his studies at Scottish Church College affiliated with the University of Calcutta.

Tarun Majumdar Contribution

Check out this segment as we’ve explained the brief history of Tarun Majumdar’s lifetime movies here:

Debut Movies (1959-1965)

Majumdar debuted in the Bengali industry by directing his first movie which was ‘Chaowa Paowa’ in 1959 starring Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen in the main lead.

Chaowa Pawa poster
Chaowa Paowa Poster

In 1965, he directed two movies: Ektuku Basa with Soumita Chatterjee and Alor Pipasa with Basanta Chaudhary. In both the movies, Sandhya Roy was featured as the female protagonist.

Blockbuster Hits (1969-1975)

Majumdar made one of the top-grossing movies in the year 1969, Balika Badhu which was an adaptation of a Bengali story written by Bimal Kar in which teenage Moushumi Chhatejee made her debut. He decided to remake it in Hindi in 1976 where it was a moderate success. In the same year, he gave another blockbuster ‘Shriman Prithviraj’ which was a treat for his fans.

In the year 1974, the filmmaker directed Fuleswari starring Sandhya Roy as the titular character and the movie did well in the cinema halls. It also gained a positive response from the viewers making him one of the lovable filmmakers in the eyes of the audience.

A year later, after the Fuleswari i.e. in 1975, he directed Sansar Simante which was based on the screenplay by Rajen Tarafdar adapted from a short story by Premendra Mitra. Soumitra Chatterjee played the role of Aghor, a thief in the movie. Years later, in an interview, Chhaterjee shared that the Aghor was one of his best roles as an actor.

Roaring Profit Movies (1979-1990)

The year 1979, came a turning point for Majumdar as his movie Ganadevata was the first Bengali film to grab the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment to the audiences.

To remain in the limelight, Majumdar casted Mahua Ramchoudhary as the female lead in Dadar Kirti which was released in 1981. The film marked a debut call for Tapas Paul who also played a prime role in the movie. The success of the whole cast and crew paid off and the movie become a superhit in the cinema. Due to the success of the movie, Paul marched towards stardom and became every director’s favourite hero.

Majumdar (মজুমদার in Bengali) decided to pair Tapas Paul and Devas Lee Roy and created a love story called Bhalobasa Bhalobasa. The movie was a huge success in box office revenue. Paul was a cast member of Majumudar’s next two films, Agaman (1988) and Parashmoni (1988).

The pair of Majumdar and Paul became a famous duo and he decided to cast Paul with Prosenjit Chatterjee and Satabudi Roy in Apan Amar Apan (1990). The movie was a big hit with box office revenue.

Tarun Majumdar’s Achievements

During his activity in the Bengali cinema, Tarun Majumdar was awarded multiple awards. But he was known for his down-to-earth nature with his co-stars and crew members. The following table will help you in collecting information about the Tarun Majumdar awards collection and victories:

Award Year
Padma Shri 1990
National Award 1963, 1972, 1979, 1984 & 2004
Filmfare Awards East 1967, 1972, 1976, 1980 & 2021


At what age Tarun Majumdar died?

Tarun Majumdar, a famous Bengali filmmaker took his last breath at the age of 91 in Kolkata.

What was Tarun Majumdar profession?

Tarun Majumdar was a Bengali filmmaker whose debut movie was Chaowa Paowa.

How many National awards did Majumdar win?

Majumdar won 05 National Awards in different years for his work.

Who was Tarun Majumdar’s wife?

Tarun Majumdar married Sandhya Roy but later the couple got married due to unknown reasons.

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