Legendary Bengali filmmaker, who is comtemprorary to Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatakto, Mrinal Sen has died in Kolkata at an age of 95. Padmabhushan awardee Mrinal often considered to be one of the greatest ambassadors of Bengali parallel cinema on the global stage. The filmmaker breathed his last at his home in Bhawanipur, Kolkata on Sunday.
Notable Bengali actors such as Saumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee and Aparna Sen, director Buddhadeb Dasgupta and Anjana Dutta, all of whom worked with the director, expressed their grief.
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal chief minister, also tweeted about this renowned filmmaker. She wrote, “Saddened at the passing away of Mrinal Sen. A great loss to the film industry. My condolences to his family,” in her tweet.
Saddened at the passing away of Mrinal Sen. A great loss to the film industry. My condolences to his family— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 30, 2018
Mrinal was a winner of several National Film Awards and was popularly known for movies including Baishe Sraban (Bengali, 1960), Bhuban Shome (Hindi, 1969), Mrigaya (Hindi, 1976), Oka Oori Katha (Tamil, 1977), Akaler Sandhane (Bengali, 1980), Kharij (Bengali, 1982) and Khandahar (Hindi, 1983). Speaking of Mrinal's expertise, the noted filmmaker was best known for the aesthetic and technical quality of films.
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