Ved Rahi is one of film director from India born in June 1933 Along with being a film director, he is also a dialogue writer, screenplay writer and author. His debut movie as a director was dara (1971). He was born in Jammu in a noted family of Saraf. He has worked in Jammu and Kashmir state information department as editor of YOJANA— a monthly magazine. He has an association with a radio station in Jammu. Later he started writing stories and poems and shifted to Mumbai in later years of his life. He was also the member of film writer association in the film censor board and the Hon. General Secretary.

Other movies directed by him are Nadaniyan (1984) and Veer Sarkar (2001). Veer Sarkar is a bio-epic film based on the life of Indian revolutionary Vinayak Damodar Savakar. He has produced a movie named Kali Ghata (1980) and wrote dialogues for film Bezubaan (1982). In Charas (1976) and Paraya Dhan (1971) he worked as a story writer. Beside these movies other movies by him are Be-imaan (1972) and Darar (1971) Apart from Bollywood, he has also worked in Marathi film industry and Indian television industry for the channel Doordarshan. His novel Lal Ded was based on the life of Kashmir saint poet of the same name—Lal Ded.

The book was written in Dogri language. Soch— his other novel, is based on his wide range of his experience in literature culture and filmdom. He has written many short stories, poetry, and proses too. He is one of the renowned Dogri writer. His book Battotar is the collection of Dogri poetry. He is the profalic writer in his mother tongue Dogri. His books contain morals and values which are basic to human life. His novel Andhi Surang and stories Kaun mera kaun mar jaayega are based on Kashmir. His main agenda was to display the innocence of youth who at times are mislead by Jhadis on the name of religion.

His other book Cross firing is based on human relations in times of militancy, where killing and caring are two sides of the sane coin. The book portrays faith in human values. He was awarded State writer award in Dogri language by the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah. He was winner of covetous, Shahitya Akademi Award whichwas honored with the Sahitya Academy award and Maharastra Gaurav Award. He was also facilitated with Mahapandit Rahul Sanskritayan award. This award is given for research in Hindi and travelogues.

Anil Ganguly Hindi Actor

Anil Ganguly

Anil Ganguly, born on 26th January 1933, was a renowned film director, who entertained the Indian audience for almost two decades. He passed away at the age of 82, on 15th January 2016. He was primarily famous for the 1974 film “Kora Kagaz”, which starred Jaya Bachchan. Along with “Kora Kagaz”, his next movie “Tapasya” (1975) won the National Award for the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. “Tapasya” also marked the comeback of actress Raakhee Gulzar after marriage, making the movie even more popular among the viewers. He started working in the 60s as an assistant director in some films, like “Half Ticket” and “Bheegi Raat”. He then began working on the Hindi remakes of some Bangla classics. In fact, his debut film “Kora Kagaz”, was a Hindi remake of “Saat Paake Bandha”. The theme of the movie was about the family drama caused by the interference of the wife’s mother. The kind of praise it got, made him stick to this genre of such movies for a while. His next two movies “HumkaDum” and “Aanchal”, also starred the award-winning actress Raakhee, but it was more or less unsatisfactory. His movies also gave the industry many famous songs. From Kishore Kumar’s “Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz” to Bappi-S Janaki’s “Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re” are still capable of igniting the old memories. The 1985 “Saheb” was his last notable film. After this, his futile efforts of changing his genre, to action, with movies like “Sadak Chap” and “Dushman Devta” did not receive much applause. His last Hindi film, released in the year 1996, was “Angaara”. It marked the debut of his daughter Rupali Ganguly alongside Mithun Chakraborty. However it was neither a kind of movie for Ganguly to bid farewell to the Hindi Cinema nor was it good enough for Rupali to get a successful breakthrough. His last direction was the Bengali film “Kiye Para Kiye Najara” in 1998. Anil always made sure that he was not exploiting any artist in the industry, by not giving the role they deserved or wshed for. In an interview, he once mentioned the case of his film Trishna. He did not want to waste the talent of Asrani and Aruna Irani by offering them two scenes. Hence he found a replacement in Dinesh Hingoo and Preeti Ganguly. Having worked successfully with some of the legends of Indian Cinema, Anil Ganguly didn’t quite get the fame he could have got. Sadly, he is now remembered more as a father of a television actor than as an artist of such immense talent.