Kolkata: National award-winning filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta will be handed the Lifetime Achievement Award here by the West Bengal Film Journalists Association (WBFJA), according to a release.
Dasgupta will be honoured on January 13 in the third edition of the `Cinemar Samabartan` ceremony. The award is in the name of the late Satyajit Ray.
Dasgupta is a big name in the parallel cinema. He is known for his political films like "Dooratwa" (Distance) and "Grihajuddha" (Crossroads).
As a director, he has won the National Film Award for Best Direction twice, for "Uttara" (2000) and "Swapner Din" (2005).
He is a poet and also taught economics in a college before taking up filmmaking.