He is a famous director who worked as a commercial artist before he turned to direction and made a career out of it. He is famous for being the director of Pather Panchali'. This earned him international fame for the realistic portrayal of everyday struggles of man. Another masterpiece was `Shatranjke Khiladi' which is considered a gem for alternate cinema lovers. He also received fame of Ghare- Baire, which brought the issue of women and their place in the world to the forefront. He received many awards like the Bharat Ratna in 1992 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also given several international awards like 'The Legion of Honour', the highest civil awards for Arts given by the French Government. He was also given a special Oscar Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Academy of Motion Pictures.
Satyajit Ray Date of death 23 April 1992
Place of death Kolkata