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Also Known As: Died: April 23, 1992
Born: May 2, 1921 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: India Profession: director, composer, screenwriter, production designer, graphic artist

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Satyajit Ray, India's only internationally renowned filmmaker, was born into a family prominent in Bengali arts and letters for fifteen generations. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics, he attended Rabindranath Tagore's "world university" in rural Santiniketan. Tagore, the dominant figure in India's cultural renaissance, had a strong influence on Ray, whose humanist films reaffirm his Bengali heritage within a modern context.

Satyajit Ray, India's only internationally renowned filmmaker, was born into a family prominent in Bengali arts and letters for fifteen generations. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics, he attended Rabindranath Tagore's "world university" in rural Santiniketan. Tagore, the dominant figure in India's cultural renaissance, had a strong influence on Ray, whose humanist films reaffirm his Bengali heritage within a modern context.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Stranger, The (1991) Director
2.
  Shakha Proshaka (1990) Director
3.
  Ganashatru (1989) Director
4.
  Home and the World, The (1984) Director
5.
  Sadgati (1982) Director
6.
  Joi Baba Felunath (1979) Director
8.
  Shatranj ke Khilari (1977) Director
9.
  Middleman, The (1976) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Satyajit Ray (1982)
4.
 Inner Eye, The (1972)
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1942:
Worked for D.J. Keymer & Co., British-run advertising agency; began as layout artist, worked his way up to senior art director
1947:
Founded Calcutta's first film society with Chidananda Das Gupta
1956:
Wrote, produced and directed first feature, "Pather Panchali"
1992:
Received lifetime achievement honorary Oscar on March 16 at a Calcutta hospital where he had been admitted with chest pains and respiratory problems a few weeks earlier
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Education

Ballygunj Government School: -
Presidency College, University of Calcutta: - 1936 - 1940
Santiniketan University: - 1940 - 1942

Notes

"Not to have seen the films of Satyajit Ray would mean existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon." --Akira Kurosawa quoted in The New York Times, February 21, 1992.

"Ray's productions were virtually one-man shows. He wrote the screenplay, cast the parts, designed the costumes, scored the music, directed, mixed and edited the final package. Originally a graphic artist, he also sketched the advertisements." --From New York Post obituary, April 24, 1992.

Given the Gem of India Award (1992), the highest civilian honor in India.

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wife:
Bijoya Das. Married in 1948; Ray's cousin.

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father:
Sukumar Ray. Writer, artist.
mother:
Suprabha Das Ray. Singer.
son:
Sandip Ray. Director. Born 1953; mother Bijoya Das Ray.

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