Key turning point was escape to Paris

Sen fulfilled his big dream by dropping out of his studies midway, and daringly travelling to France with just $8, the only amount he could muster then. His mother had sold her only asset, a gold marriage bangle, to buy him a return air ticket for Rs 2700 (US$ 349 in 1973) with 3 months visa permit.  Here is Sen on 16 November 1973, his second day in Paris, in front of Louvre Museum where he could not afford to enter.