January 2, 2019 09:42 IST

Mrinal Sen death: People gather to witness the last rites of the legendary director

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Mrinal Sen's Last Rites Mrinal Sen was an asset to Indian cinema, and his loss is considered to be a blow to the film industry. He was one of the best directors in parallel cinema and was not afraid of taking a new directional route for his films. He passed away at age 95 on 30th December, 2018 due to age-related ailments and his last rites were performed on 1st January, 2019. Credit: IANS
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Mrinal Sen's Last Rites Filmmaker Aparna Sen pays tribute to film director Mrinal Sen who passed away on 30th December 2018; in Kolkata on 1st January, 2019. Credit: IANS
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Mrinal Sen's Last Rites People participate in the last rites of film director Mrinal Sen who passed away on 30th December 2018; in Kolkata on 1st January, 2019. Credit: IANS
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Mrinal Sen's Last Rites Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh participates in the last rites of film director Mrinal Sen, who passed away on 30th December 2018; in Kolkata on 1st January, 2019. Credit: IANS