He was born Vasant Kumar Shivashankar Padukone on 9th July, 1925 but is renowned as Guru Dutt. He is also considered as India’s Orson Welles. Two of his films “Pyaasa” & “Kaagaz Ke Phool” have been included among greatest films of all time, both by “Time Magazine” & “Sight & Sound Critics’ & Directors’ Poll”.
Although, he was also an actor, choreographer & producer, he is best remembered for his art of film making; as a director. His films have been showcased at prestigious film festivals around the globe & they have managed to woo the intellectual strata of the audience along with the masses. He was truly a genius who passed away well ahead of his time.
However, his legacy lives. And his films like “Pyaasa”, “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam”, “Baazi” & Kaagaz Ke Phool” which still hold a cult status in the hearts of moviegoers are a proof of his brilliance. And it is this legacy which has raised him a notch above other contemporaries from his time.
We wish the genius a very Happy Birthday.