Bangalore, May 2: The country and especially Bengal on Friday observed the 94th birthday of late Satyajit Ray, the ace filmmaker from Kolkata. Two decades since his death, Ray continues to inspire the young generation of film makers, both in India and abroad. Ray's talent was not, however, limited to the arena of direction of films and was known for his interest and work in various areas like art, music and literature.
Satyajit Ray belonged to a family that had produced some of the best talents that Bengali literature, particularly for the children, had seen. Ray had directed 36 films, some of which received international acknowledgement and he was awarded the Honorary Oscar in 1992 for Lifetime Achievement. He died on April 23, 1992.
Son remembers father
Dadasaheb Phalke awardee actor Soumitra Chatterjee (R) with film director Satyajit Ray's son and noted film maker Sandip Ray in front of the Satyajit Ray's portraits on his 93rd birth anniversary.
Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to Ray
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee garlands a photo of film director Satyajit Ray during a function celebrating 93rd birth anniversary of Ray, in Kolkata on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Son pays tribute
Sandip Ray, film director and son of legendary film director Satyajit Ray, pays tribute to his father's portraits on his 93rd birth anniversary, at his residence in Kolkata on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Mamata Banerjee with Ray's son and daughter-in-law
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shares a light moment with film director and son of Satyajit Ray, Sandip Ray and his wife Lalita Ray during a function celebrating the 93rd birth anniversary of the legendary filmmaker on Friday, May 2, 2014.