Author Profile :Both the British Federation of Film Societies and the Moscow Film Festival Committee named Satyajit Ray (1921-92) one of the greatest directors of the second half of the twentieth century. In 1992, he was awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and, in the same year, was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna.
Ray was also a writer of great repute, and his numerous short stories, novellas, poems and articles, written in Bengali, have been immensely popular. He has published several books in Bengali, most of which became best sellers. He is also the author of 'Our Films, Their Films' and 'Bishay Chalachitra', both immensely popular books of essays on cinema.