Assamese film director Sambhu Gupta passes away, CM mourns


GUWAHATI: Noted Assamese film director Sambhu Gupta succumbed to COVID-19 on Sunday night.

Gupta was admitted to Apollo Hospital at Christianbasti in Guwahati after testing positive for COVID-19 on May 8. Later, he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on May 10.

Gupta’s daughter and son also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma condoled the death of the film director.

“Chief minister @himantabiswa deeply mourned the demise of noted film director and cultural activist Sambh Gupta,” tweeted chief minister’s office.