Mumbai, April 19: National Award-winning writer and director in Pune. She was 78.
Sources said she was suffering from lungs-related ailments, and was under observation in a private hospital.
Sunil Sukantkar, who has worked on several film projects with Sumitra, said she was undergoing treatment for a lung infection at Sahidri Hospital. The Covid test report was also negative. Since her health condition worsened, she was hospitalized for the past 10 days.
Bhave has given several hit films which received several accolades. She has directed popular films along with Sukant Kar namely Doghi, Dahavi Fa, Vastupurush, Devrai, Badha, Ek Cup Chya, Samhita, Astu, Kasav.
Her film ‘Bastupurush’ won the Marathi Best Feature Film Award at the 50th National Awards Ceremony. In addition, Kasav was awarded the Best Feature Film at the 7th National Film Awards.