The Padma Shri awardee is known for films highlighting the socio-political situation of those times. His riveting stories of the Bengal partition laid the foundation of revolutionary or parallel cinema.
His films like 'Megha Dhaka Tara', 'Titash Ekti Nadir Naam', 'Ajantrik', 'Jukti Takko Aar Gappo' are some of the magnum opuses that the legend churned out. He had donned the hats of an actor, writer, playwright, producer and director.
He passed away on February 1976 in Kolkata (then known as Calcutta).
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