Legendary filmmaker, Mrinal Sen, breathed his last on December 30 at 10.30 am in his family home in Bhowanipore, Kolkata. Sen had been struggling with age-related ailments for a long time.

Outlook India

The iconic filmmaker was a giant not only in the Indian film industry but revered in international film circuits too. He was part of the trio that brought both local and international spotlight to Bengali parallel-cinema. The other two being Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak.

The Hindu

He was the recipient of multiple National Awards, a Dadasaheb Phalke Award, a Cannes Jury Award, and India’s top civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan.

Indian Express

Some of his most celebrated works include Akash Kusum (1965), Bhuvan Shome (1969), Mrigayaa (1976), Calcutta 71 (1971), Ek Din Pratidin (1980), Akaler Sandhane (1980), and Khandhar (1984).


Sen was a giant whose cinema expertly portrayed the woes of the middle-class.

His demise was grieved by many on social media.