Many prominent Twitteratis were forced to withdraw their tweets.

Its a hoax Mrinal Sen is fine says familyPTI/file photo
news Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:17

Family of veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen on Thursday morning rubbished reports suggesting that the cinephile has passed away.

Since late last night, Twitter was buzzing with the ‘sad’ development and messages of condolence pouring in, praising the Indian cine legend.

Many prominent Twitterati were forced to withdraw their tweets.

Sen, along with Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, is considered one of the greatest flag bearers of parallel cinema.

Apart from being a multiple award-winning filmmaker, Sen has been in the jury of many internationally renowned film festivals such as Cannes.

 

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