India's first Oscar winner

India’s first Oscar winner Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya passes away

India’s first Oscar winner Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya died at her home in Mumbai today after prolonged illness. She was 91. Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 epic film “Gandhi”, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Kolhapur-born Athaiya, who was active till just five years ago, began her career as …

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