Rlys to build Satyajit Ray museum

The foundation was laid by Railways minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday. “I’ve seen my father playing cricket in the Maidan in central Calcutta and winning a shield. Apart from films, he had a fascination for badminton,” Sandip Ray, film director and son of Satyajit Ray said at the function, much to the surprise of the assembled guests.

Recalling how Satyajit Ray drew his inspiration in cricket from his grandpa who used to play wonderful cricket in those days, Ray’s son observed that various mementoes on sports are actually lying scattered in their residence. “I’ll be extremely glad if the Railways could plan a proper museum for their display,” Sandip said. 

According to him, apart from the museum, the proposed railway stadium should house a modern library where latest development on global sports can be accessed. “For instance, I have some documentaries on Olympics which I can always share with budding sportsmen,” he added.

Mamata Benerjee said that IRCON, a subsidiary of Railways, will be constructing this state-of-the-art stadium which will have both indoor and outdoor games facilities. The outdoor stadium will have a capacity of 20,000 spectators.

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