Iconic Filmmaker Mrinal Sen Dies At 95
Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away at the age of 95 on Sunday in Kolkata. Mrinal Sen, who was known his contribution to the Bengali cinema, died due to age-related ailments around 10:30 am at his home. He, along with his contemporaries Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, was considered as an epitome of deep thought and work, internationally also.
Iconic Filmmaker Mrinal Sen was born on May 14, 1923, in Faridpur (now in Bangladesh). He then moved to Physics to study Physics. But he was drawn to his passion of film-making after reading a book on filmmaking. He made a debut as a director with “Raat Bhore” (1955) that starred Uttam Kumar. He was known for his works like “Neel Akasher Neechey”, “Baishey Sravan”, “Bhuvan Shome.”
He received many awards in his life. He was honoured with the country’s highest film honour, Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2005 and many national awards for his work. He was also awarded Padma Bhushan in 1983.
Everyone, from President Ram Nath Kovind to Mamata Banerjee, has started pouring tributes on Twitter.
Sad to learn of the passing of acclaimed film-maker Mrinal Sen. From Bhuvan Shome to the Calcutta trilogy, his penetrating and sensitive portrayal of social realities made him a fine chronicler of our times. A loss to Bengal, to India and to the world of cinema #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 30 December 2018
Saddened at the passing away of Mrinal Sen. A great loss to the film industry. My condolences to his family
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 30 December 2018
Mrinal Sen’s passing away is a big loss not only to Cinema but to the world of Culture & India’s civilisational values. Mrinal da radicalised Cinematography by his people-centric humanistic narrative. Deepest condolences. https://t.co/SXkwr5NQKf
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) 30 December 2018
Saddened by the demise of veteran filmmaker #MrinalSen.
From Bhuvan Shome to Mrigayaa, his films were beautiful depictions of social realities on the silver screen.
His passing away is the end of an era, and an irreparable loss for the Indian film industry.
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) 30 December 2018