Satyajit Ray

(1921 - 1992)

In 1955, while working as an ad-agency art director, the Calcutta-born filmmaker Satyajit Ray released his first movie, Pather Panchali, part of a trilogy about a Bengali boy named Apu. In 1961 he revived a children’s magazine originally founded by his grandfather. Ray, wrote Salman Rushdie, “is the poet par excellence of the human-scale, life-sized comedy and tragedy of ordinary men and women, journeying, as we all journey, down little but unforgettable roads.”

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