Exclusive! Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla mourns the loss of designer Bhanu Athaiya: She is a personal icon – Times of India

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Legendary costume designer Bhanu Athaiya who won the Best Costume Design Oscar for her work in the film ‘Gandhi’, breathed her last this morning after suffering from nominal fever and cough, expected to be pneumonia, as per her family members.

Remembering the Academy award-winning costume designer, noted celebrity designer duo, Abu Jani, and Sandeep Khosla told Told ETimes in an exclusive interview, “Bhanu Athaiya was an absolute legend. An extraordinarily gifted, highly original, pathbreaker in the field of Costume Design. She was the first Indian to receive an Academy Award for her work in Gandhi. For us, we remember her for her exceptional work in Guru Dutt‘s cinema. Bhanu is a personal icon. Way ahead of her time, we cherish her work and pay homage to this exceptional lady. What a life. What an example for us all.”

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