Prashant Bhargava


Age: 42

Summary: Indian-American film director whose boyhood memories of his uncles' rivalry inspired his 2011 film Patang (The Kite) about how India's largest kite-flying festival united a city ravaged by religious divisions and natural disaster, who spent three years researching Patang and seven years making it by using mostly non-professional actors who improvised loosely from a script, in which it premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and was entered in the main competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Born: January 12, 1973

Died: May 15, 2015

New York City, New York