Bimal Roy

07 Jan 2019  Mon

Highly praised Indian filmmaker, Bimal Roy breathed his last on 7th January 1966. Today, on his death anniversary let’s remember his unforgettable contribution to Indian Cinema.

He was born into an affluent landowning family on 12th July 1909 in Suapur, Dhaka. Roy later moved to Calcutta and started his career as a camera assistant. He was inspired by Italian neo-realistic cinema and is known for his socialistic movies.

He was mainly noted for his cinematic masterpieces such as Do Bhigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh and Bandini. He won a number of awards throughout his career, including eleven Filmfare Awards, two National Film Awards, and the International Prize of the Cannes Film Festival. Madhumati won 9 Filmfare Awards in 1958, a record held for 37 years.

Bimal Roy is no more but his legacy lives on through his cinema. To commemorate him India post has issued 500 Paisa (5 Rupee) stamp in 2007.

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