15 October 2020
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, dies
In 2012, Athaiya returned her Oscar to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for safe-keeping. (Twitter/@BhanuAthaiya)
Athaiya won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 film 'Gandhi'
She began her career as a costume designer with Guru Dutt's 1956 superhit 'C.I.D'
She won two National Awards -- for 'Lekin' and 'Lagaan'
with inputs from PTI
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