Remembering Nitin Bose, the legendary filmmaker of Hindi and Bengali cinema, on his 120th birth anniversary today.

Nitin Bose, one of the notable film personalities, was born on 26th April 1897. He was a famous film director, cinematographer and screenwriter of the film industry.

Nitin Bose, in collaboration with music director R C Boral, introduced the system of playback singing in Indian cinema for the first time, in his directorial debut ‘Bhagya Chakra’ (1935), a Bengali film, and later, in its Hindi remake ‘Dhoop Chhaon’ (1935).

In 1960s, Nitin Bose directed a number of movies under the banner of Filmistan. Ganga Jamuna (1961), directed by Bose, is considered to be one of the all-time blockbusters of Hindi Cinema. He did several cinemas like Buker Bijha (1930), Daku Mansur (1934), Didi (1937), Jiban Maran (1938), Dushman (1938), Dharti Mata (1938), Mujrim (1944), Mashaal (1950), Deedar (1951), Waris (1954), Jogajog (1958), Ummeed (1962), Nartakee (1963), Dooj Ka Chand (1964), Hum Kahan Ja Rahe Hain (1966) and many other films. He did cinematography in films like Dena Paona, Yahudi Ki Ladki, Didi, Desher Mati, Parichay and many others. He wrote a number of screen plays for films like Bhagya Chakra, Kashinath, Badi Behen, Jiban Maran, Dharti Mata and Rajrani Meera.

Nitin Bose was awarded Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film ‘Pyaar Ki Pyaas’. He was bestowed the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award in 1977.

Nitin Bose passed away on April 14, 1986.

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