RIP! Mardaani film editor Sanjib Kumar Datta passes away

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Bollywood renowned editor Sanjib Kumar Datta who worked on films like Dor, Mardaani, Iqbal, Ek Hasini Thi has passes away on Sunday. He was 54.

film editor Sanjib Kumar Datta passes away

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor confirming Sanjib’s demise told Indian Express, “What I have heard is that he went in for a bypass but never came out of it. I am still gathering details. It is a big loss. He was the silent architect behind 13 of my films.”

film editor Sanjib Kumar Datta passes away

Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh took to his Twitter handle to offer condolence. ‘One of our finest editor Sanjib Datta. Bhalo thakis kaka..we will miss you.”


Screenplay writer-editor Apurva Asrani, expressing his grief wrote,“Shocked to hear about the passing of Sanjib Datta. He was a fine editor whose work was synonymous with the best films of Nagesh Kukunoor. Sanjib & I shared editing credits on Aashayein & Tasveer 8×10, and I will always remember him as a mature craftsman & a thorough gentleman(sic).”


We offer our heartfelt condolence to Sanjib’s family!