Gandhi’s Director Is No More


Wonderful British actor, Oscar winning director, and moreover the creator of unforgettable flick ‘Gandhi’ has breathed his last. Richard Attenborough, who was in poor health from sometime, has passed away on Sunday. His death was confirmed by his son Michael, according to reports on BBC network.

Born in 1923, he took it to acting in 1942 in British Cinema. He was a trained pilot and took part in World War II also. In a career spanning 60 years, Richard Attenborough was famous both as an acclaimed actor and then he became a proven director. He excelled in supporting actor roles in artistic flicks like ‘The Flight of the Pheonix’ (1965), The Sand Pebbles (1966) and in ‘The Chess Players’ (1977) directed by none other than Indian great Satyajit Ray.

Richard’s directorial, Gandhi (1982), is not just an epic but was his greatest triumph. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won eight, including best picture, best director, best cinematography, best original screenplay and best actor (Ben Kingsley).