Filmmakers the world over are observing the 91st birthday
of noted filmmaker and Indias first Oscar winner
Satyajit Ray today.
started his career as a graphic artist before heading
to London to realise his passion for filmmaking, Ray
went on to make timeless classics like Apu Triology,
Jalsaghar, Sonar Kella, Charulata, and Shatranj Ke Khiladi.
path-breaking films with strong subject, poetic storytelling
and innovative filmmaking style has been a benchmark
for filmmakers and it is called as Ray's school of films.
of poet and author Sukumar Ray and grandson of legendary
writer Upendrakishore Roychowdhury, Ray graduated
from the Presidency College of Kolkata and enrolled
himself into the Vishva-Bharati University
founded by Rabindranath Tagore and trained under such
masters as Nandalal Bose and Benod Behari Mukherjee.
is the only Indian filmmaker to have received the
Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1992, but
being gravely ill then, could not collect the Oscar
in person and sent in a recorded message instead.
passed away on 23 April 1992.