1897 – 1986
Who was Nitin Bose?
Nitin Bose was an Indian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter of the nation's film industry. He was born in Calcutta and died in the same city. In the 1930s and early 1940s, he worked with New Theatres, who made bilingual movies: in both Bengali and Hindi. Later, he moved to Bombay and directed under the banners of Bombay Talkies and Filmistan.
First use of playback singing in Indian films were in films directed by Bose in 1935: first in Bhagya Chakra, a Bengali film and later in the same year, in its Hindi remake Dhoop Chhaon. His most well-known work is Ganga Jamuna.