The Legacy of Satyajit Roy: A Behemoth Filmmaker

Satyajit Roy, who is mostly known for Pather Panchali, was born on 2nd May 1921 in Calcutta in British India.

The Bengali writer, filmmaker, and illusionist's contribution to Indian cinema and his legacy of art and literature is still relevant.

Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts and authored several short stories and novels.

Some of the famous characters created by the behemoth filmmaker in his fiction stories include Feluda, Professor Shonku, Tarini Khuro, and Lalmohan Ganguly.

Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.

Satyajit Ray received many major awards in his career, including 36 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion, a Golden Bear, and 2 Silver Bears.