On Satyajit Ray’s 98th birth anniversary, here’s a pictorial tribute to the legendary filmmaker. Ray not only placed Indian cinema on the global cinematic map but his work also inspired many acclaimed filmmakers.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Satyajit Ray an Honorary Academy Award in 1992.
A prolific filmmaker, during his lifetime Ray directed 36 films, comprising of features, documentaries and short stories. These include the renowned Apu trilogy (Pather Panchali, Aparajito  and Apur Sansar ), Jalsaghar(1958), Postmaster (1961), Charulata (1964), Days and Nights in the Forest (1969) and Pikoo (1980) along with a host of his lesser known works which themselves stand up as fine examples of storytelling.
His films encompass a diversity of moods, techniques, and genres: comedy, satire, fantasy and tragedy. Usually he made films in a realist mode, but he also experimented with surrealism and fantasy.