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Parineeta director Pradeep Sarkar dies at 67

National Award winner and veteran film-maker Pradeep Sarkar, noted for making sensitive and powerful films like Parineeta and Mardaani, passed away here after a prolonged illness, early on Friday morning, family sources said.

Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar was best known for the movie Parineeta, died at a Mumbai hospital. He was 67. Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, Hansal Mehta shared a picture of Pradeep. He wrote, "Pradeep Sarkar. Dada. RIP." Sharing Hansal's tweet, actor Manoj Bajpayee wrote, "Ohh! That’s so shocking! Rest in peace Dada!! (folded hands emoji)."

According to his friends and associates, Pradeep Sarkar was rushed to a hospital last night for kidney and related ailments, but failed to survive and breathed his last early this morning.

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