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Satyajit Ray- another global Bengali icon after Rabindra Nath Tagore

Satyajit Ray- another global Bengali icon after Rabindra Nath Tagore

Satyajit Ray a multifaceted cultural genius from both sides of Bengal, meaning India and Bangladesh is still deeply revered by all his devoted and ardent admirers in both India and Bangladesh. It was in the year 1992 when this maestro departed for his eternal peace and salvation but with sorrow and pride it can be said that he still remains deeply immortal among the cultural milieus of both countries concerned. Whenever we do have glimpses of his films directed by him along with his son's cooperation till date film lovers of both India, Bangladesh along with rest of the globe deeply adore his talent as film maker of highest order. Even leaving aside films his literary creations still talks deeply about his talent about literature on various themes in both mother language Bengali and English. Though this savant cum film maker is deceased for the past 25 years but still time has come to examine among us that how deeply he is relevant among cultural loving societies of both India and Bangladesh. Relevance of Satyajit Ray in both India and Bangladesh: It can be confidently claimed by the intelligentsias of both India and Bangladesh that Great film maestro, sketch painter, cover designer and lastly novels/fiction writer of repute Satyajit Ray belongs dearly to both India and Bangladesh. In fact his ancestral house was actually at Mymensingh which now falls in Bangladesh. But the families migrated to Kolkata long before the dawn of independence. Late Satyajit Ray's life span has just been 70 years but in this span of years the kind of charisma he expressed to the globe speaks broadly about his unflinching talents in diverse fields like sketch painting, cover designing, short story writing, novel writing and column writing. In all the above stated aspects young Ray expressed his supremacy which the cultural loving Bengalis as well people of other parts of the globe including non-Bengalis in different parts of India still adore him with a deep penchant. This kind of multifaceted personality is rarely noticeable. In Bangladesh it is learnt from close quarters Late Ray is still deeply reminisced. In this regard Shahida Khanam is an ardent devotee of Ray. At the present juncture the way Bangladesh government is advancing Bengali culture and literature speaks broadly about the dedication of noted savant of in different academic disciplines in that country. The way our societies in South Asia are taking shape we feel deeply the relevance of Satyajit Ray. He will continue to remain immortal among his fans and followers in the days to come. Works of Satyajit Ray: Satyajit Ray in his short span of literary career in Bengali literature covers wide gamut about the language. As his childhood is already known to us he lost his father another erudite figure in Bengali literature in those days Sukumar Ray at the tender age of 2.5 years of age. His familial ambience was such having lost his revered father at such a tender age young Satyajit Ray got the utmost affection of his mother as well as that of his paternal and maternal uncle. Upto the age of 28 years of age he was deeply engrossed in English literature. Later on the maestro evinced interest in Bengali language. In his short span of 70 years of age in this eternity he wrote science fiction novels, plain fiction, short stories and essays of various types. Some of his popular works are stated as follow: Sonar Kella Gangtoke Gondogol Badshahi Angti Samadderer Chabi Londoney Feluda Dr Munshir Diary Darjeeling Jomjomat Indrajal Rahashya Baksho Rahashya Kailashe Kelankari Feludar Goendagiri Gorosthane Sabdhan Bombayer Bombete Tintorretor Jishu Double Feluda Joi Baba Felunath Joto Kando Kathmandute Apart from the above works Satyajit Ray wrote several essays on films and on diverse social issues. His life mission was to portray deeply the feelings of common masses rather than the proletariat classes which were very striking and praiseworthy to Indian societies. That is why till date Satayajit Ray is popular as not only a film director but rather universally as screen writer, covers designer, novelist, short story writers of repute and prolific essayist. Films directed by Satyajit Ray are stated as follow: Sonar Kella Pather Panchali along with Apu Trilogy Jalshaghar Devi Kanchenjunga Joy Baba Felunath Samapti Aguntuk Mahanagar Aranyaer Din Ratri Chiriyakhana Nayak Ghare Baire Gonoshatru Hirak Rajar Deshe Goopy Gaine Baga Baiyne Under his guidance Satyajit Ray gave rise to many talented artists like Soumitra Chatterjee, Viswa Guha Thakurta, Late Professor N.Viswanathan, Subhendu Chatterjee, Dr M. Agashe, etc various other reputed film personalities to talk about. Among the above two have narrated to me their experiences about Satyajit Ray as a director, writer, artists and human being. It is nearly everybody have expressed to their deepest reverence towards this maestro as a hardcore and talented perfectionist along with versatile scholar. Late Viswanathan said me once ' Manikda was much above others an exemplary and quintessential Bengali immediately after Poet and Noble laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore which to my mind is absolutely perfect in our mind. So Manikda (Satyajit Ray) will continue to remain vivid and immortal in the core of our heart till our last breath in this eternity.

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