#1 Last of the legends: Calcutta loses Pattrea By Our Correspondent - Calcutta - The Asian Age - 21st March 1997 Eminent filmmaker, poet, novelist and illustrator Purnendu Pattrea died in the Woodburn Ward of SSKM Hospital at 2.10 am on Thursday. He was battling with lung cancer. Pattrea was admitted into Calcutta Hospital on March 9, just two days after he had taken part in a march to mark the resurrection of the Calcutta Book Fair. He was transferred to SSKM on February 18. The state government had made arrangements for his treatment and he was recovering under the supervision of a special medical board till his sudden end. Pattrea was the last of a generation of versatile artists, whose paintbrush matched their capacity of literary expression as well as their visual sense. A generation which included the likes of Annada Munshi and Satyajit Ray. Together, they revolutionised the concept of cover design and book illustration during the 1950s and 60s. [618 lines left ... full text available at <url:http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=04_1997&mid=263830&hilit=DESIGNER+DESIGNERS+DRUGS> ] -------------------------------- Article-ID: 04_1997&294362 Score: 78 Subject: Travel@Random is Now Boarding - Free Canada Souvenirs!