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.

He had been suffering from age-related ailments for a long time.

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.

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.