B. D. Garga

Other names of B. D. Garga: Bhagwan Das Garga
B. D. Garga Hindi Actor

Bhagwan Das Garga was a director and filmmaker based in India. He has worked predominantly in the Bollywood film industry. He was born on 14 November 1924 in Lehragaga, Punjab, India. He studied Cinematography at Xavier’s College, Bombay, India. He initiated his journey as a filmmaker in 1948 with the documentary film Storm over Kashmir. Some of the works he is known for include Family Planning – Why? in 1960, Creative Artists of India – Satyajit Ray Biographies reveal bare details about the maverick >> Read More... Satyajit Ray in 1964, The Dance of Shiva in 1968, Creative Artists of India – Amrita Sher-Gil in 1969, Sarojini Naidu in 1975, It Is Indian, It Is Good in 1978, Bombay – A City at Stake in 1981, Writing Off the Raj in 1985, and Mamallapuram. He helped to establish the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in 1964.

He was also appointed as one of the experts on the UNESCO Committee of History World Cinema in 1967. He received the National Film Award for the Best Indian Book on Film in the Year 2007, for his book From Raj to Swaraj: The Non-fictional film in India. His last book titled Silent Cinema in India: A Pictoral Journey released in 2012 received an award at the National Film Award. In his career of over seven decades in cinema, he made over 50 documentary films. He has also been a jury member at National and International film festivals. He passed away on 18 July 2011 in Patiala, Punjab, India.