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Mrinal Sen

1923 - 2018

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Mrinal Sen (Bengali: মৃণাল সেন; 14 May 1923 – 30 December 2018) was an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his work primarily in Bengali, and a few Hindi and Telugu language films. Regarded as one of the finest Indian filmmakers, along with his contemporaries Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, and Tapan Sinha, Sen played major role in the New Wave cinema of eastern India.Sen has received various national and international honors including eighteen Indian National Film Awards. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan, and the Government of France honored him with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, while Russian Government honored him with the Order of Friendship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mrinal Sen has received more than 820,577 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Mrinal Sen is the 977th most popular film director (down from 928th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Bangladesh (down from 26th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Bangladeshi Film Director.

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Among film directors, Mrinal Sen ranks 977 out of 1,581Before him are Hamo Beknazarian, Iwao Takamoto, Spike Jonze, Martin McDonagh, Walter Lang, and Harold Becker. After him are Kim Jee-woon, Gabriele Salvatores, Gianfranco Parolini, David Twohy, Štefan Uher, and Luis Llosa.

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Among people born in 1923, Mrinal Sen ranks 286Before him are Gerrit Voorting, Emilio Rodríguez, Dina Merrill, Zofia Posmysz, Eugenio Calabi, and Hanna Maron. After him are James E. Gunn, Juan Acuña, Jaroslav Pelikan, Peter Gay, Mother Angelica, and Eduardo Lourenço. Among people deceased in 2018, Mrinal Sen ranks 292Before him are Soon-Tek Oh, D. J. Fontana, Nancy Wilson, Glenn Branca, Pat Torpey, and Durward Knowles. After him are Oleg Anofriyev, Gianfranco Parolini, Aureliano Bolognesi, Roberto Suazo Córdova, XXXTentacion, and Ehsan Yarshater.

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In Bangladesh

Among people born in Bangladesh, Mrinal Sen ranks 32 out of 57Before him are Fakhruddin Ahmed (1940), Abdur Rahman Biswas (1926), Kalpana Datta (1913), Bagha Jatin (1879), Ritwik Ghatak (1925), and Nurul Amin (1893). After him are Fazlur Rahman Khan (1929), Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem (1916), Motiur Rahman Nizami (1943), Suchitra Sen (1931), Abu Sayeed Chowdhury (1921), and Abdul Quader Molla (1948).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Bangladesh

Among film directors born in Bangladesh, Mrinal Sen ranks 2Before him are Ritwik Ghatak (1925). After him are Bimal Roy (1909).