Tapan Sinha was born on 2nd October 1924 in Kolkata, he was the fifth son of Promila Sinha and Tridibesh Sinha. After completing M.Sc in Physics, Tapan Sinha started his career as a sound recordist in ‘New Theatre Studio’, Later on he joined Pinchood Studio in London. Tapan Sinha’s first directed film was ‘Ankush’ released in 1954, his fourth film ‘Kabuliwala’ brought International fame. Apart from being a director he was a script writer and a musician. He received the Gold Medal from President on India for a number of times. Recently, he was awarded National Award for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.