Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, passed away at the age of 91 on October 15 after a prolonged illness, said her daughter Radhika Gupta. According to The Hindu, her daughter said that Banu Athaiya passed away peacefully in her sleep. As wishes are pouring in for the veteran, let us take a look at some more details about Banu Athaiya.
Banu Athaiya was a costume designer. She began her designing career in the film industry with Guru Dutt's 'CID'. Banu Athaiya won Oscar for Richard Attenborough's Gandhi in the Best Costume Design category. In 1983, the designer won the award, alongside John Mollo.
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