New Delhi: Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen died at the age of 95 on Sunday, December 30. The Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee died around 10:30 AM at his home in Bhawanipore, Kolkata. Also Read - 11 Interesting Facts About Homi Jehangir Bhabha, Father of India's Nuclear Programme
He had been suffering from age-related ailments for a long time. Also Read - Sports News Today January 30: Not Even Padma Shri For India's First Individual Olympic Medallist
Sen was born in Faridpur in Bangladesh on May 14, 1923. After completing high school in Bangladesh, Sen came to Kolkata. He studied physics at Scottish Church College. He got a post-graduate degree from the University of Calcutta. Also Read - Responsibilities Would Increase: PV Sindhu on Being Awarded Padma Bhushan
The veteran filmmaker is considered to be one of the greatest ambassadors of Indian parallel cinema at an international level.
He is known for helming films like ‘Ek Din Achanak’, ‘Padatik’ and ‘Mrigayaa’ among many others.