Legendary Bengali cinema film-maker Tarun Majumdar passed away on July 4.

He was 91 and ailing from  age-related illnesses.

Majumdar was one of the last great stalwarts from the period known as the ‘golden age’ of Bengali cinema and his passing marks the end of an important chapter in Bengal’s cultural and entertainment history. The maker of such evergreen hits as Balika Badhu (1967), Shriman Prithviraj (1973), Dadar Kirti (1980), Bhalobasha Bhalobasha (1985), Apon Amar Apon (1990), and Alo (2003), Majumdar had remained one of the most revered and relevant directors for six decades.

Marathi actor Sachin rose to stardom with Tarun Mazumdar's Hindi version of 'Balika Badhu' in 1976 and the rest is history.