National Award Winning filmmaker Sumitra Bhave is no more. Bhave breathed her last today morning at a private hospital in Maharashtra at the age of 78. Bhave was suffering from lung-related ailments for the last two months.
In 1985, Bhave made her first short film "Bai", which was about a woman living in a slum and her survival against all odds. The film won several national awards. In 1995, Bhave and Sukthankar made their directorial debut with "Doghi", which received the National Film Award.
Her other notable works include "Devrai" (2004), "Gho Mala Asala Hawa", "Ha Bharat Maza", "Astu – So Be It", "Samhita", "Welcome Home", "Vaastupurush", "Dahavi Fa" and "Kaasav", a National Award-winning film.