Ritwik Ghatak

Bengali filmmaker and script writer

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.

Ritwik Ghatak
Photo of young Ritwik Ghatak
Photo of young Ritwik Ghatak
BornRitwik Kumar Ghatak
(1925-11-04)4 November 1925
Dacca, Bengal Presidency, British India (now Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Died6 February 1976(1976-02-06) (aged 50)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India (now Kolkata)
OccupationFilmmaker and writer
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndian
Notable worksNagarik, Ajantrik, Subarnarekha, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Titash Ekti Nadir Naam
Notable awardsPadma 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
SpouseSurama Ghatak
ChildrenRitaban Ghatak (son)
Samhita Ghatak (daughter)
Suchismita Ghatak (daughter)[1]
RelativesManish Ghatak (elder brother), Mahasweta Devi (niece),
Ghatak Family Tree

Personal lifeEdit

Ghatak married Surama Devi. He had a son, Ritaban Ghatak, and two daughters with her.[2]

Ghatak died in 1976[3] in India from tuberculosis.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Partha Chatterjee (6–19 October 2007). "Jinxed legacy". Frontline. Archived from the original on 2 May 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  2. "Error". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  3. "Ritwik reviewed". www.telegraphindia.com.