Filmmaker, artist Prashant Bhargava dies at 42



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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" ("The Kite"), died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York. He was 42.

His sister Anurima Bhargava confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

A native of the South Side of Chicago, Bhargava studied computer science at Cornell University and worked in music videos and commercials for most of his career, imagining spots for HBO shows such as "The Wire," ''OZ" and "Rome."

"Patang," Bhargava's only narrative feature, followed six stories in Ahmedabad, India, during the country's largest kite festival. It premiered at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival.

In his four star review of "Patang," the late film critic Roger Ebert called it joyous and lovely.

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