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.".