Renowned filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

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The Padma Bhushan awardee and Dadasaheb Phalke award-winning film director Mrinal Sen passed away on Sunday at the age of 95. He was suffering from age-related ailments.

Sen, was one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the country and was best known for films like “Neel Akasher Neechey”, “Bhuvan Shome”, “Ek Din Achanak”, “Padatik” and “Mrigayaa”. 

President Ram Nath Kovind condoled the death of Mrinal Sen and said, “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.”

Saddened by the demise of Sen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Our country is grateful to Shri Mrinal Sen for giving us some of the most memorable films. The dexterity and sensitivity with which he made films is noteworthy. His rich work is admired across generations. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and admirers.”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also took to her twitter account and condoled the demise of Sen. “Saddened at the passing away of Mrinal Sen. A great loss to the film industry. My condolences to his family,” she tweeted.