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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee remembers Satyajit Ray on death anniversary

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee remembers Satyajit Ray on death anniversary

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Apr 2019, 11:51 am

Kolkata, Apr 23 (IBNS): West Bengal on Tuesday remembered its iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray on his death anniversary as state CM Mamata Banerjee posted her tribute on Twitter mentioning the Oscar award winner.

Remmebering the legend, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted: " Tribute to Satyajit Ray, legendary filmmaker, on his death anniversary. He is the pride of Bengal, India and the whole world. He opened newer avenues in filmmaking through his craft."

Bengali film superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee posted: "'To have not seen the films of Ray is to have lived in the world without ever having seen the moon and the sun.'- Akira Kurosawa Tribute to the legendary #SatyajitRay, one of the greatest filmmakers the world has ever seen."

Ray was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, graphic artist, music composer and author, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.

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.

The Government of India honored him with the Bharat Ratna, its highest civilian award, in 1992.

Apart from several awards received by him in his career,  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded him an Honorary Academy Award in 1992.

He passed away on this day in 1992.