SATYAJIT RAY

The first important personality in my life whom I had the opportunity to photograph was no less than Satyajit Ray, during the time of his shooting of the film "PatherPanchali". Later, whenever one of my photo had taken his fancy, he used to congratulate me on the phone. It reminds me of one particular photo. He was returning from some foreign shore after being through a surgery- he was in the car at the Dumdum airport after deplaning, placing his hand on the back seat. Mrs. Ray seated at the backseat momentarily touched his hand out of love and sincerity, and I clicked at that instant, freezing the frame. The next day he phoned me saying "This is what is called news photo. Get ahead, wish you good luck".


Satyajit Ray and CM of Bengal,BC Roy, at release of “Pather Panchali” on 26th August 1955,Satyajit Ray and CM of Bengal,BC Roy, at release of “Pather Panchali” on 26th August 1955, Satyajit Ray with his Art Director Bansi Chandragupta during the outdoor shooting at DubrajpurSatyajit Ray with his Art Director Bansi Chandragupta during the outdoor shooting at Dubrajpur SATYAJIT RAY AT A PENSIVE MOODSATYAJIT RAY AT A PENSIVE MOOD SATYAJIT RAY STARING AT A DISTANCESATYAJIT RAY STARING AT A DISTANCE A TENSED RAY BITING HIS HANDKERCHIEFA TENSED RAY BITING HIS HANDKERCHIEF SATYAJIT RAY DURING DIRECTIONSATYAJIT RAY DURING DIRECTION SATYAJIT RAY ENJOYING A CUP OF HOT TEASATYAJIT RAY ENJOYING A CUP OF HOT TEA In darkness and in lightIn darkness and in light Sharmila TagoreSharmila Tagore WAHEEDA RAHMAN AND HER CO-ACTOR SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE AT THE SHOOTING OF 'ABHIJAN' WAHEEDA RAHMAN AND HER CO-ACTOR SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE AT THE SHOOTING OF 'ABHIJAN' Satyajit Ray looks through his visuatograph while Soumitra Chatterjee (‘Amal’) prepares for a shot of “Charulata” along with cinematographer Subroto MitraSatyajit Ray looks through his visuatograph while Soumitra Chatterjee (‘Amal’) prepares for a shot of “Charulata” along with cinematographer Subroto Mitra Satyajit Ray, busy while shooting what he later called his personal favourite, “Charulata”Satyajit Ray, busy while shooting what he later called his personal favourite, “Charulata” Satyajit Ray and Uttam Kumar relax on the sets of “Nayak”Satyajit Ray and Uttam Kumar relax on the sets of “Nayak” Ghost Dance at the sets of Goopi Gyne Bagha BaineGhost Dance at the sets of Goopi Gyne Bagha Baine Set of gupi gayen bagha bayenSet of gupi gayen bagha bayen Satyajit Ray discussing a scene with actors Robi Ghosh & Tapan Chatterjee on the sets of “Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne”Satyajit Ray discussing a scene with actors Robi Ghosh & Tapan Chatterjee on the sets of “Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne” Satyajit Ray receiving the Legion De Honour from French President Francosis Mitterand at the National Library, in KolkataSatyajit Ray receiving the Legion De Honour from French President Francosis Mitterand at the National Library, in Kolkata Satyajit Ray with Bijoya Ray, while being honoured with the Legion De Honour at the National Library, KolkataSatyajit Ray with Bijoya Ray, while being honoured with the Legion De Honour at the National Library, Kolkata Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, separated in sitting by a fence as if symbolizing their legendary difference over celluloid philosophySatyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, separated in sitting by a fence as if symbolizing their legendary difference over celluloid philosophy Satyajit Ray and celebrity actor Chhobi Biswas at a cricket match  at Lake Stadium, KolkataSatyajit Ray and celebrity actor Chhobi Biswas at a cricket match at Lake Stadium, Kolkata Film maestro Satyajit Ray with sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar in Ray’s study room at 1/1, Bishop Lefroy Road, Kolkata. Panditji wasFilm maestro Satyajit Ray with sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar in Ray’s study room at 1/1, Bishop Lefroy Road, Kolkata. Panditji was Glamorous actress Suchitra Sen with Satyajit RayGlamorous actress Suchitra Sen with Satyajit Ray Last journey, 1/1, Bishop Lefroy Road, Kolkata on 24th April 1992Last journey, 1/1, Bishop Lefroy Road, Kolkata on 24th April 1992 After 23rd April, 1992. The maestro Satyajit Ray’s empty chair and the Oscar statuette stare blankAfter 23rd April, 1992. The maestro Satyajit Ray’s empty chair and the Oscar statuette stare blank Three Generation-SUKUMAR RAY, SATYAJIT RAY, SANDIP RAYThree Generation-SUKUMAR RAY, SATYAJIT RAY, SANDIP RAY