Satyajit Ray 100th Birthday 2020: Happy Birthday Satyajit Ray Wishes Quotes Images Greetings

By | May 2, 2020

Satyajit Ray Birthday 2020: Happy Birthday Satyajit Ray Wishes Quotes Images Greetings:

           Happy Birthday Satyajit Ray- Wish you rest in peace!!!

Satyajit Ray 100th Birthday 2020

Famous Film Director Satyajit Ray  100 birthday today:

Satyajit Ray  born on 2 May 1921 was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, music composer, graphic artist, lyricist and author, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.Ray was born in Calcutta into a Bengali family which was prominent in the field of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing Vittorio De Sica’s Italian neorealist film Bicycle Thieves (1948) during a visit to London.

Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, music composer, graphic designer and film critic. He authored several short stories and novels, meant primarily for young children and teenagers. Feluda, the sleuth, and Professor Shonku, the scientist in his science fiction stories, are popular fictional characters created by him. He was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford University.

Ray’s first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. This film, along with Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959), form The Apu Trilogy. Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing, and designed his own credit titles and publicity material.

Satyajit Ray received many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion, a Golden Bear, 2 Silver Bears, a number of additional awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Honorary Award in 1992. The Government of India honored him with the Bharat Ratna, its highest civilian award, in 1992. Ray had received many noticeable awards and gained a prestigious position over his life time.

Ray married his cousin Bijoya Ray in 1945. Together, they had a son, Sandip Ray.

He had a youthful infatuation with Beethoven, which went to the extent of heroic deification.

A workaholic, heavy-smoker and teetotaler, Ray valued work more than anything else in the world. He worked 12 hours a day, usually getting to bed at two o’clock in the morning. He loved collecting archival, antique materials, manuscripts, rare gramophone records, paintings and rare books. He was a superb illustrator, mastered every styles of visual art, and could mimic any painter, as evidenced in his book and magazine covers, posters, literary illustrations and advertisement campaigns.

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