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Biography of Satyajit Ray.

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If there is a famous filmmaker in India or Bengal, then if any of them is the best, then it is definitely none other than Satyajit Ray.He is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, art director, music director and writer. He is considered one of the best filmmakers of the twentieth century.

Satyajit Ray

Birth and place:

This great man was born on 2nd May 1921 in Kolkata At that time the whole of India was under British rule. His ancestral home was in the village of Masua in Katiadi upazila of Kishoreganj (now Bangladesh) in the then British India. His father was the famous storyteller Sukumar Roy, whose words may not be known to any Bengali and his mother was Supravya Roy.Ray's grandfather was a famous writer and painter His name is Upendrakishore Roychowdhury, who is also called the pioneer of Indian printing industry.

Parents of Satyajit

Satyajit with his parents


His educational career began in 1929, when he was about 7 years old He was first admitted to Baliganj Government High School and then after finishing school he was later admitted to Presidency College, Kolkata. Where he studied economics In 1940, Ray's mother insisted that he be admitted to Rabindranath Tagore's Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan, and he was eventually admitted there because of his mother's wishes.

It is said that Ray did not have a very high opinion of the educational environment of Visva-Bharati University. But later, after studying there, his idea proved to be completely wrong. But Ray did not study at Visva-Bharati University for long He left Santiniketan in 1943 and moved back to Calcutta, where he started working as a "Junior Visualizer" for DJ Kimmer, a British advertising agency, for a salary of only Rs. After that he never had to look back.

In 1949, he married his girlfriend Vijaya Das. They have a son named Sandeep Roy.

Bijoya das ray's wife


Ray at the time of filming

After being approached by French filmmaker Jay Renoir, and after watching an Italian film ‘Ladri di Bichiklatte’, he was interested in film making. Thats maked him the best director of his time. His versatile talent was released as a film maker. In 1947, he and some of his companions formed ‘Calcutta Film Society’. His first film is ‘Pather Panchali‘. He won 11 international awards for the film. These three films, ‘Pather Panchali’, ‘Apur Sansar’ and ‘Aparajita’ together are known as ‘Apu Trio’, which are considered to be the best act of their life.

Apur Sansar poster

At first he used to make films only in Bangla but later he wrote the screenplay in English language. He wrote a few short stories and novels. His popular fictional detective character ‘Feluda’ and ‘Professor Shanku’ attracted Bengali readers especially. He made two typeface designs, ‘Rey Roman’ and ‘Ray Bijar’, in which ‘Ray Roman’ won the international awards.

His other popular movies are: 1958: Paraspathar 1957: Jalsaghar 1959: Apur Sansar 1971: Thin konna 1984: Charulata 1969: Gupi Gain Bagha Bain 1984: Sonar kella 1969: Joy Baba Felunath 1970: Hirok rajar deshe 1990: Shakha prashakha

Achievements of Satyajit Ray:

1956: Padma Shri Award

1959: Sangeet Natak Academy Award

1985: Padma Bhushan Award

1981: Star of Yugoslavia Award

1986: Padma Vibhushan Award

1986: Doctor of Letters Award from Oxford University

1971: Received a doctorate from Benares Hindu University

1982: Golden Lion Award

1974: Dadasaheb Phalke Award

1986: Commander of the Legion of Honor Award 1991: Oscar (for life time achievement)

1992: Akira Kurosawa Award Bharat Ratna Award.

Last life:

He was the first indian to get oscar at that time.Finally, on April 23, 1992, at the age of about 70, this great Bengali and Indian filmmaker died. He was one of the brilliant director of India, by whose hands Indian cinema gained a unique status in the world court at that time. We will never forget his contribution.

Statue of Satyajit

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Thanks for the article. I didn't know that filmmaker.

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