Satyajit Ray, an atheist, a non-Hindu, should not be associated with a prestigious film award

Akhar Bandyopadhyay

To

The Honourable President,

Republic of India,

Rashtrapati Bhavan,

New Delhi- 110004

Sub: Satyajit Ray, an atheist, a non-Hindu, should not be associated with a prestigious film award

Respected Sir,

It is surprising and shocking for us, the ardent supporters ofSangh Parivarideology, to find that a prestigious film award was declared on the name of Sri Satyajit Ray.

I think that it goes against the ethos of our Parivar’s ideology for the following reasons:

1.Ray was born in a Brahmo family. This monotheistic cult was propounded by Raja Rammohan Roy, who was deadly against the polytheist heathens and Hindu rituals, thus his ideological standpoint goes against the idol worship in the Rama temple or elsewhere (e.g., Godse’s temple). He opposed burning of suttees at pyres of their deceased husbands, thus he was against the mores (burning of suttees is the greatest sacred ritual of the Hindus) of the

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