Bhanu Athaiya, first Indian to win an Oscar, passes away aged 91

by National | 15-10-2020 | 544 views

Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, the first Indian to win an Oscar, passed away aged 91 due to prolonged illness on Thursday. "Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with brain tumour. For the last three years, she was bedridden due to [paralysis]," her daughter said.

Athaiya had won the Best Costume Design Oscar for her work in the 1982 film Gandhi.

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