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Mrinal Sen


Born - 14 May 1923, Faridpur, India (now Bangladesh)
Died - 30 December 2018

Bespectacled, award-winning, politically-minded Bengali filmmaker - a perennial favourite with western arthouse patrons - who won his country's National Award for best film on four occasions: Mr Shome (1969), Chorus (1974), Mrigayaa (1976) and Akaler Sandhane (1980). Declaring himself as 'always in search of truth', the self-confessed Marxist made more than 30 other films, from Rhaat Bhore in 1956, to My Land in 2002. His wife Gita died last year after 65 years of marriage. Sen himself died from a heart attack.