Satyajit Ray is now an address: Kolkata names road after legendary filmmaker

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday inaugurated a revamped Bishop Lefroy Road, on which stands the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's house and renamed it as Satyajit Ray Sarani.

The 150-m stretch of the iconic road has been beautified keeping in mind Ray's works with the pavement been re-laid with designer blocks.

Special benches adorn both sides of the pavement along with designer street furniture installed, keeping in parity with Ray's residence which is a grade-I heritage building.

Satyajit Ray. File photo. IBNLive

Satyajit Ray. File photo. IBNLive

"As a token of our humble dedication to the memory and phenomenal contribution of legendary personality Satyajit Ray, we have decided to rename Lee Road, near Bishop Lefroy Road where his house stands, as Satyajit Ray Sarani," Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote on her Facebook wall soon after inaugurating the street.

"Kolkata Municipal Corporation has beautified the area near Satyajit Ray's house in a unique way, which has been inaugurated today. It is only our small tribute to the iconic man who took Bengal to a distinctive place in the world in the field of cinema and more," she further wrote.

And for touch of Ray, replica of the original posters of the Oscar-winning director's films including 'Pather Panchali', 'Joy Baba Felunath' and 'Goopi Gyen Bagha Byen' have been displayed on both sides of the road.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 29, 2016 21:21 PM

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