Among India’s most acclaimed contemporary directors of movies such as for example Paar, Property of Fine sand Dunes, and Dakhal. He graduated in the School of Calcutta and began producing documentaries in 1973. He was mostly of the directors whose movies were awarded the very best Direction, Greatest Screenplay, and Greatest Cinematography awards on the National Film Honours. He wedded Neelanjana Ghose in 1978. He and Tapan Sinha both gained National Film Honours for Best Path.