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Legendary auteur Mrinal Sen dead

Legendary auteur Mrinal Sen dead
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Kolkata: Dadasaheb Phalke award-winning film director Mrinal Sen, the last of the triumvirate of directing icons, Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, passed away Sunday. He was 95.

Sen took his last breath at his residence at 10.30 am after a prolonged battle with age-related ailments, family sources said.

“Sen passed away today around 10.30 am due to age-related ailments,” a family member said.

He is survived by his son. His wife, actor Geeta Sen, died last year.

The auteur, who has won multiple national awards, was known for his artistic depiction of social reality. The iconic director who started the “new wave of Indian cinema” with Bhuvan Shome, was one of the most acclaimed filmmakers to bring recognition to country’s film industry on international platforms.

His 1982 Bengali film Kharij won the jury prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.

In a tribute to Sen, the Cannes Festival in 2010 screened his restored masterpiece ‘Kandahar’ (‘The Ruins’) in their ‘Cannes Classic’ section, after it was restored frame by frame at the National Film Archives at Pune.

In a career spanning for more than six decades, Sen was one of the greatest ambassadors of parallel cinema directing films in both Bengali and Hindi.

His trilogy – ‘Interview’, ‘Calcutta 71’ and ‘Padatik’ – is considered to be a masterpiece for depicting the social and political upheaval in Kolkata in the ’70s.

President Ram Nath Kovind remembered the director for his “penetrating and sensitive portrayal of social realities”.

“Sad to learn of the passing of acclaimed film-maker Mrinal Sen. From ‘Bhuvan Shome’ to the ‘Calcutta’ trilogy, his penetrating and sensitive portrayal of social realities made him a fine chronicler of our times. A loss to Bengal, to India and to the world of cinema,” the post from his official Twitter handle read.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of the noted filmmaker, saying the country is grateful to him for giving some of the most memorable films.

“Our country is grateful to Shri Mrinal Sen for giving us some of the most memorable films. The dexterity and sensitivity with which he made films is noteworthy. His rich work is admired across generations. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and admirers,” he said on Twitter.

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi expressed deep grief at the demise of the veteran filmmaker.

Mrinal Sen, a Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, along with his contemporaries Ray and Ghatak paved the way for parallel cinema in the country with gems like ‘Mrigayaa’, ‘Ek Din Achanak’, ‘Padatik’ and ‘Akaler Sandhane’.

“His cinema is known for artistic depiction of social reality. His death is an irreparable loss to creative Indian cinema,” Tripathi said in a statement.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also condoled Sen’s demise on Twitter.

“Saddened at the passing away of Mrinal Sen. A great loss to the film industry. My condolences to his family,” she tweeted.

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