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
The students are also demanding that the FTII society be dissolved and search committees be set up with a transparent process in place to look into the appointments of the chairperson. In the past Shyam Benegal, Mrinal Sen, Mahesh Bhatt and Girish Karnad have served as chairperson of the institute
"We had umbilical ties with FTII. These people do not have such a relation with the institute," said Mrinal Sen
Filmmaker Mrinal Sen, who had sustained hip injuries two days ago, was "doing well" after a minor surgery here on Wednesday, family sources said.