Kolkata : Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away at his residence in Bhowanipore here on Sunday. He He was suffering from age-related ailments and breathed his last at around 10.30 am. He was 95.
Born at Faridpur now in Bangladesh, Sen paved the way for parallel cinema in the country with films like Ek Din Achanak, Padatik, Mrigaya, Akaler Sandhane, Chorus, Kharij, Khandahar and Calcutta 71. Aamar Bhuwan, released in 2002, was his last feature film.
A recipient of 12 international film awards, Sen was conferred with Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke award.
President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed grief on the passing away of one of the towering figures of Indian cinema, Mrinal Sen.