Aamir Khan remembers his 'Lagaan' costume designer Bhanu Athaiya: You will be missed Bhanuji

Aamir Khan recently took to his Twitter handle to pay tribute to his Lagaan costume designer Bhanu Athaiya.

Bhanu passed away on October 15. The news about her demise news was confirmed by her daughter Radhika Gupta. She stated that her mum was battling a tumour for the last eight years.

Aamir tweeted, ”Bhanuji was one of those film people who beautifully combined accurate research and cinematic flair to bring to life the director’s vision. You will be missed Bhanuji. My heartfelt condolences to the family. a.”

Check out his tweet here:

Bhanuji was one of those film people who beautifully combined accurate research and cinematic flair to bring to life the director’s vision.

You will be missed Bhanuji 🙏.

My heartfelt condolences to the family.

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Many celebrities and fashion remembered the ace costume designer. Boney Kapoor wrote, ”Bhanu Athiya was the First Indian to win an Oscar in 1983. Her achievements brought glory to Indian cinema and Pride to the entire Country. Was blessed to have her for our film #Prem. She will always be an inspiration to all costume designers n stylists. #RIPBhanuAthiya”, on Twitter.

Bhanu won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’ along with John Mollo. This made her the only Indian woman to win an Academy Award till date. She began her career as a costume designer in Hindi cinema with Guru Dutt’s 1956 superhit ‘C.I.D.’.

Bhanu Athiya was the First Indian to win an Oscar in 1983. Her achievements brought glory to Indian cinema and Pride to the entire Country. Was blessed to have her for our film #Prem. She will always be an inspiration to all costume designers n stylists. #RIPBhanuAthiya.

The last rites took place at the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai.