Filmmaker Ramanand Sagar was #BornOnThisDay. Best known for the popular TV series Ramayan, he also directed and wrote acknowledged films like Arzoo and Aankhen.
Dr. Ramanand Sagar was born on December 29, 1917 at Asal Guru Ke, near the city of Lahore, Pakistan (then part of Hindustan).
During the British Rule itself, Ramanand began his film career with a silent movie called “Raiders of the Railroad” (1936). Subsequently, he went on to make, what is now known as a masterpiece, “Aur Insaan Mar Gaya”.
Sagar Art Corporation and Ramanand Sagar have to their credit over 50 Hindi movies, including blockbusters such as “Insaniyat”, “Ghunghat”, “Peghaam”, “Aankhen” (1968) “Geet”, “Bagavat”, “Lalkar”, “Kohinoor”, “Zindagi”, Aarzoo” are just to name a few.
He was presented India’s highest Honor “Padamshree”, and became known as Padamshree Dr. Ramanand Sagar.
At the age of 87, Ramanand had not been keeping good health, and unexpectedly passed away on Monday December 11, 2005 in the evening.