National Award-Winning Eminent Filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away at the age of 95 years in Kolkata on 30th December 2018. He reportedly died due to old age issues followed by a heart attack.
A Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee, Mrinal Sen paved the way for parallel cinema in India with films like Ek Din Achanak, Padatik, Mrigaya, Akaler Sandhane, Chorus, Kharij, Khandahar, Bhuwan Shome, Akash Kusum and Calcutta 71.
Mrinal Sen made his directorial debut with Raat Bhore in 1955 and is known for making films that focussed on socio-political issues.
Mrinal Sen is also a recipient of 12 international film awards, Mrinal Sen was also a member of the Indian People’s Theatre Association.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief on the passing away of acclaimed film-maker Mrinal Sen using theiir Twitter handle.