Nemai Ghosh, Satyajit Ray’s still photographer for 25 years, passes away
Nemai Ghosh passed away in Kolkata on Wednesday. He was 86.
Veteran lensman and Satyajit Ray’s official still photographer for 25 years, Nemai Ghosh, passed away in Kolkata on Wednesday. He was 86.
Nemai Ghosh started his association with Ray on Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969). He would continue to be the director’s on-set photographer till Agantuk (1991). Besides clicking iconic impressions of actors like Utpal Datta, Sharmila Tagore and Smita Patil, Nemai Ghosh was a noted chronicler of Bengal’s theatre history. He also worked extensively in documenting tribal life in parts of India.
Nemai Ghosh has penned the books Dramatic Moments: Photographs and Memories of Calcutta Theatre from the Sixties to the Nineties, The World on a Canvas and Manik Da: Memories of Satyajit Ray. He served as a jury member on the National Film Awards in 2007 and was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010. In 2014, his photobook Kolkata was published with a foreword by Amitabh Bachchan.
Some photographs by Nemai Ghosh,