Famous costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who won Oscar for her work for Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’, is no more. She passed away today after a prolonged illness at her residence in Mumbai. She was 91.
She was India’s first Oscar winner.
Born in Kolhapur, Athaiya began her career as a costume designer with Guru Dutt’s ‘C.I.D’. She also worked for more than 100 movies that include classics like ‘Lagaan’, ‘Swades’, ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’, etc.