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India's first Oscar winner Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya passes away

 

  • India's 1st Oscar winner Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya died at her home in Mumbai on 15 Oct after prolonged illness, She was 91. 
  • Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 epic film “Gandhi”, passed away peacefully in her sleep. 
  • Kolhapur-born Athaiya, who was active till just five years ago, began her career as a costume designer in Hindi cinema with Guru Dutt's 1956 superhit "C.I.D.".