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Dear Twitter, Mrinal Sen is 'Absolutely Fine' and Having Chai at Home

Mrinal Sen made his first feature film Raat Bhore in 1955, which starred Uttam Kumar. He is known for his films like Neel Akasher Neechey, Baishey Sravan, Bhuvan Shome

  | June 30, 2016 15:02 IST (New Delhi)
Mrinal Sen

A file photo of Mrinal Sen.

Highlights

  • Mrinal Sen's family said that he is 'absolutely fine'
  • Mrinal Sen made his first feature film Raat Bhore in 1955
  • Mr Sen has received several National Awards
Reports of Bengali filmmaker Mrinal Sen's death are greatly exaggerated, as Mark Twain would say. The 93-year-old director is 'absolutely fine,' his family told news agency ANI.
 
Mr Sen was reported to have died on Wednesday by sections of the press.
Twitter also reacted almost immediately and among the mourners was The Hungry Tide author Amitav Ghosh.
 
Everyone can stop grieving now.
Mrinal Sen made his first feature film Raat Bhore in 1955, which starred Uttam Kumar. He is known for his films like Neel Akasher Neechey, Baishey Sravan, Bhuvan Shome and Akaler Sandhane. Mr Sen has won several National Awards and in 2005, he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest film honour.
 

 
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