Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen dies at 95
Legendary Bengali filmmaker and Padmabhushan awardee, Mrinal Sen has died in Kolkata; he was 95. Sen breathed his last at his home in Bhawanipur, Kolkata on Sunday. His body will not be cremated until Sen’s son, Kunal Sen who lives in Chicago, arrives in Kolkata. Mrinal Sen told his family that after his death people should not place flowers and wreaths on his body and it should not be kept in a public place for people to pay their respects. Eminent actors such as Saumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee and Aparna Sen, director Buddhadeb Dasgupta and Anjana Dutta, all of whom worked with the director, expressed their grief. “I lost my guiding star today,” said Dhritiman Chatterjee. “An era came to an end,” said Saumitra Chatterjee.