Father Gaston Roberge Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Gaston Roberge Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Gaston Roberge.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association pays homage to Late Fr. Gaston Roberge S.J.
Father – You’ll be remembered for your contribution to the Jesuit Society as Film Academician and for enriching our students – Your ‘Chitrabani’ becomes an asset to the fraternity and for numerous generations to come.
May Your Departed Soul Rest In Peace Father.
Father Gaston Roberge,85, a legendary figure in the field of film studies, passed away on Wednesday in Kolkata.
A well known film historian, critic and mentor of many filmmakers, Gaston Roberge was a close friend of Satyajit Ray. His love with cinema began after watching Ray’s Pather Panchali. He was so smitten by the movie that he watched the Apu Trilogy in one sitting. After coming to Kolkata, he established Chitrabani, the oldest film study institute under the guidance of Satyajit Ray . He wrote many books on cinema .
New Delhi Film Foundation pays tribute to the great lover of cinema.
“Father Gaston Roberge passed away at 8:20 this morning. He received communion in the morning and had breakfast. Peaceful passing away,” said a message from the headquarters of the Jesuit’s Calcutta province.
Master teacher Father Gaston Roberge (May 27, 1935 to August 26, 2020), the founder of Chitrabani, gave a new dimension to film studies and analysis. Many an established filmmaker and film scholar in Kolkata and outside, would testify that their first understanding of cinema as an art form and as a medium of communication happened at Chitrabani.
Subha Das Mollick pays “a humble tribute from a lifelong student”.
Father Gaston Roberge, one of the most promiment film scholar and critics of India has passed away today morning at the age of 85.
May his departed soul rest in peace.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.