The late filmmaker Mrinal Sen's contribution to cinema truly exemplifies the work of a maestro. Not only did he use cinema as a means of entertainment, but he also believed that it could be utilised to educate and enlighten the audience. The third of the Ray-Ghatak-Sen trio leading the new wave in Indian cinema, Mrinal Sen's various critically-acclaimed films gave a new meaning to Bengali cinema.
A national memorial has been organised to pay tribute to the late filmmaker today. The memorial will be held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy's (BSA), National Music and Dance Auditorium at 5:30 pm. The event will be organised on behalf of BSA, Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Short Film Forum. Many renowned names from the entertainment industry are scheduled to attend and discuss the life and work of the icon. The memorial is open to all.