The director suffered cardiac arrest on Friday (15May15) in Manhattan, according to the New York Times.

Bhargava began his career as a graffiti artist and transitioned into making commercial campaigns for TV shows and films including The Wire, Oz and Antwone Fisher and music videos for artists including Cornershop, Talib Kweli and Missy Elliott.

He then moved into filmmaking and made his feature-length directorial debut with Patang (The Kite) in 2012.