Kolkata: No funeral rituals will be held for Mrinal Sen, according to the last wish of the deceased filmmaker. Sen, one of the most prominent filmmakers in Asia who put Indian cinema on the global map, died of cardiac arrest at his home in Padmapukur yesterday. He was 95.
Family sources informed the media that Sen never wanted the usual funeral rituals to be held after his death.
The filmmaker’s body, it has been learnt, will be kept at Priya Cinema near Deshapriya Park at 2.30pm tomorrow where people can pay their last respects to the Calcutta 71 director. However, no garlanding or other rituals will be allowed. The funeral procession will then proceed to the Keoratala burning ghat where Sen will be cremated. No sraddh ceremony will be held.
A memorial meeting, family sources disclosed, has been convened on 5 January at Gorky Sadan.