Nandita Das, Amitabh Bachchan And Other Celebrities Express Condolences To Mrinal Sen’s Death

Advika Hue |Jan 03, 2019

Director Mrinal Sen passed away at the age of 95 and many celebrities paid tribute to him on their Twitter.

Nandita Das shared a picture of herself and Mrinal Sen on Twitter.

Well-respected filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away on Sunday at the age of 95. He was one of the famous filmmaker trios, along with Ritwik Ghatak and Satyajit Ray. He won the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award, India's highest award in cinema. A family member said that after battling against age-related diseases for a long time, he drew his last breath at 10:30 AM.

The director was well-recognized for the artistic way of depicting the social reality and won numerous national awards. Mrinal Sen is the one who created the new cinema film movement in India with the film “Bhuvan Shome”. He is also one of the most praised directors that helped local film industry be recognized on the international market.

The president of India, Ram Nath Kovind, offered his condolence to Sen’s death on Twitter saying that he was sorry to hear about Sen. He also said that the smart and delicate depiction of social reality, from the film ‘Bhuvan Shome’ to the ‘Calcutta’ trilogy, was what made him a great storyteller of his times.

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The chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, also expressed her sadness towards Sen’s death on Twitter.

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The superstar Amitabh Bachchan shared on Twitter,

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Parambrata Chatterjee, a famous Bengali actor, tweeted,

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Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee shared that the news of Mrinal Sen’s death came as a shock to him and it was a huge loss for everyone.

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Soumitra Chatterjee, a veteran actor who worked with Mrinal Sen, shared that he was devastated by Sen’s death and it was a loss not only for him but for the Indian cinema also.

Nandita Das shared on Twitter that she couldn’t imagine that she would have to write about Sen in the past tense. Nandita Das met the director on 11 November, he was weak but he didn’t let go of her hands.

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Filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen shared that she was extremely shocked at the news.

Shoojit Sircar paid tribute to Sen saying he is one of the greatest filmmakers and his works were inspiring. Mohanlal, a superstar from the South, also grieved for the beloved director saying that he would never be forgotten.

Director Mrinal Sen was born in Faridpur. He got a postgraduate degree at the University of Calcutta. Sen was inspired by the Marxist ideology and when he was a student and got involved in the cultural wing of the Communist Party of India.

He did not join the Communist Party, however, he had an association with the People’s Theatre Association of India and participated in Rajya Sabha during 1998-2003.

The last film directed by Mrinal Sen was Aamaar Bhuvan (This, My Land, in 2002).


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