- Mrinal Sen died at his Kolkata residence on Sunday
- He died at the age of 95
- Manoj Bajpayee also paid tribute to the late filmmaker
Minutes after the news of legendary director Mrinal Sen's death surfaced on social media, Amitabh Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt, Manoj Bajpayee, filmmaker Nandita Das and other celebrities posted their tributes for the late director. In his eulogy piece, Mr Bachchan, addressed Mrinal Sen as the most "distinguished creative cinematic mind" and wrote: "Mrinal Sen no more .. A most amiable, distinguished creative cinematic mind, contemporary of Satyajit Ray and Rithik Ghatak." In his tweet, Mr Bachchan also revealed that he did his first voice over in Mrinal Sen's 1969 film Bhuvan Shome.
Read Amitabh Bachchan's tribute for Mrinal Sen here:
T 3043 - Mrinal Sen no more .. a most amiable, distinguished creative cinematic mind , contemporary of Satyajit Ray and Rithik Ghatak.. I did my first ever voice over in his film BHUVAN SHOME .. prayers and condolences— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 30, 2018
Filmmakers Nandita Das, Mahesh Bhatt, Madhur Bhandarkar, Shoojit Sircar also paid tribute to Mrinal Sen in the form of tweets. "I dreaded the day I would have to write about Mrinal da in past tense. But I knew it was coming. I met him last on Nov 11th. He was frail but he didn't leave my hand. Mrinal da, the world, and for sure my world won't be the same without you," tweeted Nandita Das.
I dreaded the day I would have to write about Mrinalda in past tense. But I knew it was coming. I met him last on Nov 11th. He was frail but he didn't leave my hand. Mrinalda, the world, and for sure my world won't be the same without you. https://t.co/OxE71qJPMGpic.twitter.com/yS70H4ZiMe— Nandita Das (@nanditadas) December 30, 2018
"Peyechi chuuti, bidaaye deho bhaai— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) December 30, 2018
Shobaare aami Pronaam kore jaai."
"My holidays are here, bid me a Goodbye,
My salutation to each of you on my way out. "
Thank u Mrinal Da for touching my life and waking me up to myself. pic.twitter.com/caxYHuZ8tP
RIP Mrinal Sen. One of the finest filmmakers. His films were an inspiration.. Contemporary of Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak.— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) December 30, 2018
Saddened to hear demise of Bengali Filmmaker Mrinal Sen da. Known for his Social rebellious & revolutionary Cinema. Had the great opportunity to meet him in 2015 at his Kolkata Residence. God Bless his Soul. #OmShanti . pic.twitter.com/G84temy3t7— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) December 30, 2018
An institution a legend a pioneer a true story teller Mrinal sen DA passed away!!rest in peace sir!!your films will keep inspiring us and the generations to come after. https://t.co/thpqjS3sMK— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) December 30, 2018
And he walks away to the beyond, taking with him his box of stories #MrinalSen my humble tributes, you will be remembered forever, your stories will keep charming everyone for years to come, I am sure you will keep enthralling the audience where ever you are#artistsneverdie— Nila Madhab Panda (@nilamadhabpanda) December 30, 2018
Mrinal Sen died at the age of 95 at his Kolkata residence on Sunday morning. He was best-known for directing films like Neel Akasher Neechey, Baishey Sravan, Bhuvan Shome and Akaler Sandhane among others.
Celebrities from the Bengali film industry also offered their tribute to the late director. "At the end of the year receiving news like demise of the legend Mrinal Sen saddens and shocks us. Mrinal jethu gave a new perspective to Indian Cinema. It's a huge loss for all of us. May his soul rest in peace," tweeted Prosenjit Chatterjee.
At the end of the year receiving news like demise of the legend Mrinal Sen saddens and shocks us. Mrinal jethu gave a new perspective to Indian Cinema.Its a huge loss for all of us.May his soul rest in peace.— Prosenjit Chatterjee (@prosenjitbumba) December 30, 2018
Mrinal Sen made his first feature film Raat Bhore in the year 1955, which starred Uttam Kumar. He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest film honour in 2005. He had also won awards at several international film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Moscow.