Photos: Remembering Satyajit Ray on his birth centenary, in Nemai Ghosh's photos

May 2, 2021, marks the birth centenary of the legendary filmmaker, writer, illustrator and music composer Satyajit Ray. Known for

Updated on May 02, 2021 01:47 PM IST 8 Photos

Satyajit Ray at Howrah Station with a recorder. Ray, (May 2, 1921-April 23, 1992) who was a renowned filmmaker, writer, illustrator, graphic designer and music composer, started his career in advertising and found inspiration for his first film, Pather Panchali, while illustrating the children's version of the novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. ( Image courtesy: DAG)

Satyajit Ray behind the camera. Though Pather Panchali catapulted him into international fame, other notable works by Ray include Charulata, Agantuk and Nayak to name a few.( Image courtesy: DAG)

Satyajit Ray at work in his study. Ray was also a prolific writer, making the famous sleuth Feluda and scientist Professor Shonku, am important part of popular Bengali literature.( Image courtesy: DAG)


In this photograph from 1963, photographer Nemai Ghosh captures director Satyajit Ray on a film set. Ghosh was most known for chronicling the life and works of Satyajit Ray in his photographic work. ( Image courtesy: DAG)

Satyajit Ray photographed by Nemai Ghosh on the sets of Ganashatru. “For close to 25 years, Nemai Ghosh has been assiduously photographing me in action and repose — a sort of (James) Boswell working with a camera rather than a pen,” Ray had written of Ghosh.(Image courtesy: DAG)