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Remembering The Legendary Filmmaker Satyajit Ray On His 97th Birth Anniversary

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| May 2 , 2018 , 13:52 IST

Not many filmmakers have left a significant mark on the entertainment industry with their respective contributions and those who had, are remembered with great pride by the film enthusiasts. Satyajit Ray is one of those legends to earn that respect with his art.

A screenwriter, graphic artist, music composer and an author, Satyajit Ray has many titles credited to his name. On his 97th birth anniversary, let's have a look at the life achievements of this multi-talented personality, who has inspired many reluctant youngsters into taking up filmmaking as their career.

Awards

Through his career spanning four decades, Satyajit Ray was honoured with 32 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion, a Golden Bear, 2 Silver Bears and was honoured with Academy Honorary Award and the highest civilian award in India - Bharat Ratna in 1992, the same year he passed away.

Inspiration

Born in a Bengali Brahmo family nearly a century ago, nobody had anticipated for him to become such an inspiring filmmaker. Legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa had once said, "Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon."

Oscar

Satyajit Ray is the only Indian to win an Oscar for lifetime achievement in films. However, the 'Panther Panchali' hitmaker received the honour while being on his deathbed. Just a month before his demise on April 23, the prominent filmmaker was handed over the recognition.

Films

The ace filmmaker had directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was hailed for his masterpieces 'Charulata', 'Shatranj Ke Khilari' including his first one titled 'Pather Panchali'. His love from independent filmmaking was inspired by French filmmaker Jean Renoir.