Joy Mukherjeewrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Ritwik Ghatak was born in November 4th, 1925, at Dhena Bangladesh. His father’s home was in New Varenga Patna. His father’s name was Suresh Chandra. He started his MA from Calcuta University 1950. But he did not sit for the exam. He wrote Chandra Gupta in his style and acted as Chanakya in 1943. After separation he came from Rajshahi to Baharampore. He acted in the drama Jalwa. His friend was Kumar Roy. He acted in the drama Bisarjan, Falguni, Raja, Sanno,Dalil. He directed many films like Meghe Dhaka Tara, Ajantrik, Jukti Takko Gappo, Subarna Rekha etc. He acted in the film Tathapi (1950), Narmedh Jagya (1954), Jukti Tako Gappo (1977). Although generous still his life was reckless. Most of the time he spent the time at the Khalaistale which was famous for country liquor.
He achieved Padmashree award 1969. He got special Govt Guest award from Bangladesh in 1971. He died on Feb 6th, 1976