Film director BS Ranga, 93, passed away in Chennai. Ranga produced and directed the first colour film in Kannada – Amarshili Jakkanachari. His film with Andhra Pradesh chief minister late NT Rama Rao, Tenali Ramakrishna won him President’s film award. He had directed Hindi film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya starring Shammi Kapoor and B Saroja Devi. He had directed 45 films in Kannada, Telugu and Hindi.