Mrinal Sen Remembered By Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das, Mahesh Bhatt And Others

Mrinal Sen was awarded with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest film honour in 2005.

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Mrinal Sen Remembered By Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das, Mahesh Bhatt And Others

A file photo of Mrinal Sen.


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Mrinal Sen died at his Kolkata residence on Sunday
  2. He died at the age of 95
  3. 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:

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.



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