Ritwik Kumar Ghatak (4 November 1925 – 6 February 1976) was a Bengali Indian filmmaker, scriptwriter and actor. He was born in Dhaka in East Bengal. He wrote his first play, Kalo sayar, in 1948. In 1951, Ghatak joined the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA). Ghatak acted in the 1950 film Chinnamul. In 1952 Ghatak completed his first movie, Nagarik. It was not released until 1977. Ghatak wrote the 1958 Hindi film Madhumati with Rajinder Singh Bedi.
Photo of young Ritwik Ghatak
|Born||Ritwik Kumar Ghatak|
4 November 1925
Dacca, Bengal Presidency, British India (now Dhaka, Bangladesh)
|Died||6 February 1976 (aged 50)|
Calcutta, West Bengal, India (now Kolkata)
|Occupation||Filmmaker and writer|
|Notable works||Nagarik, Ajantrik, Subarnarekha, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Titash Ekti Nadir Naam|
|Notable awards||Padma Shri|
National Film Award's Rajat Kamal Award Best Story for Jukti Takko Aar Gappo
Best Director's Award from Bangladesh Cine Journalist's Association for Titash Ekti Nadir Naam
|Children||Ritaban Ghatak (son)|
Samhita Ghatak (daughter)
Suchismita Ghatak (daughter)
|Relatives||Manish Ghatak (elder brother), Mahasweta Devi (niece),|
Ghatak Family Tree
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