Kolkata: Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s birth anniversary is being commemorated in West Bengal amid the rising coronavirus crisis and the Assembly Elections 2021 results.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who herself is trailing from the Nandigram Assembly Constituency, tweeted quite early in the morning to give a reminder.
“Tribute to Satyajit Ray, legendary filmmaker, writer, composer, lyricist, illustrator, on his birth centenary. He is not only the pride of Bengal but also India and the whole world. He is an inspiration to people around the globe,” Mamata Banerjee wrote on Twitter.
Maharaja Tomare Selam…
Tribute to Satyajit Ray, legendary filmmaker, writer, composer, lyricist, illustrator, on his birth centenary. He is not only the pride of Bengal but also India & the whole world. He is an inspiration to people around the globe.#SatyajitRay100
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) May 2, 2021
Mamata started her tribute with one of the famous lines of Satyajit Ray’s musicals — Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne — Maharaja Tomare Selam (Salute to the King) to capture the mood of Bengal.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will organise a year-long centenary celebration to pay homage to Ray.
The departments of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting like Directorate of Film Festivals, Films Division, NFDC, NFAI, and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata are planning a series of activities as part of the celebrations.
To commemorate one hundred years of Bharat Ratna #SatyajitRay, @MinOfCultureGoI presents a short film on his life and work. #RayOfGenius #RayToday #SatyajitRay100 #AmritMahotsav @prahladspatel @secycultureGOI @PMOIndia @PIBCulture @pspoffice pic.twitter.com/YyMFfo4RDe
— Ministry of Culture (@MinOfCultureGoI) May 2, 2021
The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata will also unveil a statue of Ray on his birth centenary.