Paying tributes to late Oscar-winning actor-filmmaker Richard Attenborough Monday, Indian celebrities like Anil Kapoor and Shobhaa De recalled the importance of his monumental film "Gandhi", which brought Mahatma Gandhi's life story alive cinematically for the generations to come.
Attenborough died in London Sunday night following prolonged illness. He was 90. His 1982 film, "Gandhi", which won him two Oscars, is a biopic on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who led India's non-violent independence movement against British rule.
Here's what some celebrities had to say on Twitter in rememberance of the filmmaker, who, according to Shoojit Sircar, gave the world, "the only biopic we're proud of".
Alok Nath: The man who reinvented the Mahatma for the whole world to see & know, director of my debut film GANDHI sir Richard Attenborough rest in peace sir.
Anupam Kher: Had the honour of meeting Sir Richard Attenborough during the casting of GANDHI. He was a wonderful human being & a Great director. RIP
Shobhaa De: Richard Attenborough convinced the world that a Mahatma did indeed walk the earth. R.I.P.
Sangeeth Sivan: RIP #RichardAttenborough...1923-2014. Actor, Director & a great human being. He will live on in our hearts.
Vinay Pathak: Richard Attenborough. REST IN PEACE !
Milap Zaveri: RIP Sir Richard Attenborough...Now the "Mahatma" can personally congratulate you in heaven for telling his story so brilliantly.
Sanjay Gupta: HE MADE MY FAVOURITE INDIAN FILM - GANDHI. RIP. Lord Richard Attenborough Passes Away at 90.
Atul Kasbekar: RIP Sir Richard Attenborough. And thank you for making 'Gandhi'