Tribute to Satyajit Ray, one of the great, enduring masters of cinema, on his 26th death anniversary today.
‘Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon.’ said Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
One of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Satyajit Ray is the legend of Indian Cinema who has given a completely new definition to the 20th century cinema. His movies have inspired generations of filmmakers.
Among the dozen or so great masters of world cinema, Satyajit Ray is known for his humanistic approach to cinema. He made his films in Bengali, a language spoken in West Bengal, the eastern state of India, and Bangladesh. And yet, his films are of universal interest. They are about things that make up the human race — relationships, emotions, struggle, conflicts, joys and sorrows.
Ray has directed 36 films, which include feature films, documentaries and short stories.
Honoured with 32 National Film Awards and many other international and honorary awards, Satyajit Ray took Indian cinema to new heights.
Satyajit Ray died on April 23, 1992 at the age of 70, due to heart complications.
The world misses Satyajit Ray every day, without whom the history pages of Indian Cinema would have remained incomplete!