After a prolonged wait of 14 days, Jadavpur police is ready to hand over the body of Mahendra Kumar, the cinematographer of Ritwik Ghatak.
“Officially, the body should be handed over to Kumar’s old friend and filmmaker Jojo Karlekar. Karlekar is out of station, on assignment. Most probably, we will take body and cremate it on October 21,” said Saibal Mitra, Kumar’s student at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute.
Kumar – who was unmarried – died on October 3 at his Golf Garden house and his body is still lying at the Katapukur morgue as no relatives claimed the body.