It's the end of an era. RIP Mrinal SenThe renowned filmmaker Mrinal Sen is no more. He breathed his last on Sunday, 30th December 2018. He was a prominent director and won many awards for his contribution to Cinema. In 1969, his film Bhuvan Shome won many awards and he started receiving acclamations thereafter. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1981 and Dadasaheb Phalke in 2003. He was a contemporary of Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak and started a new genre in Bengali Cinema during 1950-70.
He directed films in different languages and a few famous among them are Mrigaya (Hindi), Khandahar (Hindi), Oka Oori Katha (Tamil) and Baishe Sraban (Bengali). His films were based on middle-class society and carried many socio-political messages. His critics at times called him a Marxist Artist. He had a mass appeal because of his aesthetic sense and he will remain with us through his illustrious works. My tribute to the legendary filmmaker through this thread. May his departed soul rest in peace.