Iconic Filmmaker Mrinal Sen Dies At 95

Iconic Filmmaker Mrinal Sen
Iconic Filmmaker Mrinal Sen Dies At 95

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.

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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.”

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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.

 -PTC NEWS