Year 1923: Mrinal Sen was born

Mrinal Sen (1923 – 2018) was an Indian film director. He was also a nominated member of the Indian parliament. Sen directed films primarily in Bengali and Hindi. Along with his contemporaries Ritwik Ghatak, Tapan Sinha and Satyajit Ray, he pioneered the New Wave cinema in India. He has received multiple awards, including 18 National Film Awards. The Government of India has awarded him the Padma Bhushan, and the Government of France has awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Here is an article on early Bengali cinema, including some of Mrinal Sen's works.