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Mr Hitendra Ghosh

The Scindia School aspires to afford the best references and stimulants for the receptive heart and mind of each student, so that the inherent splendour of each Scindian can gently waft on its own throughout his life.Today we honour one such maestro of the Indian Cinema, a man of immense creativity and talent, the nationally acclaimed Sound Designer and Recordist – Mr Hitendra Ghosh.
Hitendra Ghosh graduated from The Scindia School, Ravindra House, in 1967. In the commendation letter given by the then Principal, Mr J L Dar, it is mentioned that music was his hobby and that he was a member of the school choir and orchestra. Besides music, he was keenly interested in sports and was also a cadet in the Junior Division of the NCC Air Wing Troop.
After school, he completed a Diploma in Cinema from the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune in 1974. He chose Creative Sound Designing and Recording for cinema as his profession, where he built a stellar reputation for himself over a career spanning 40 years. His larger-than-life contribution in the above field can be gauged by the fact that he holds the unique distinction of sound-editing 3500 films, the highest by any individual in the world.
He earned the National Film Award for Best Audiography on three occasions – in 1979 for Junoon, in 1986 for Ek Pal and in 2013 for Game. He has also received various other prestigious awards like the Filmfare Award, IIFA Award and Zee Cine Award. Some of the well-known films for which he has won accolades are: Kalyug, Vijeta, Jungle, Rang De Basanti, Swadesh, Jodhaa Akbar and the list just goes on.
Dedicated, humble and exceptionally good at his work, Hitendra Ghosh is a living legend of his field. His remarkable erudition for the subtle grammar of sounds used in cinema in conjunction with the visuals, led him to contribute to the vocabulary of sound design and also to explore other creative aspects in the same field. In the contemporary milieu of commercial cinema which clamours for loud music, Hitendra never ceased to be refined, artistic and so awe-inspiringly effective.
The Scindia School confers on Mr Hitendra Ghosh the Madhav Award as an Old Boy of Eminence for the year 2017 for his unwavering commitment, outstanding achievements and enormous contribution in the field of Sound and Recording to the Indian Cinema.