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1925

Birth of Guru Dutt Padukone in Bangalore on Thursday July 9

1929
Padukone family move to Calcutta
1942
Joins Uday Shankar’s India Culture Centre in Almora
1944
Works at Prabhat Film Company in Poona as choreographer and assistant director
1947

Returns to Bombay and works as assistant director

Independence of India on August 15
1949
Meets the famous playback singer Geeta Roy during the recording of a song for Baazi
1951
First film as director, Baazi
1952
Directs Jaal, starring Dev Anand and Geeta Bali, produced by FilmArts
1953

Creation of his own company, Guru Dutt Productions
First role as a hero in Baaz which he directs as well
Guru Dutt and Geeta Roy marry

1954
Birth of his first son, Tarun, who passed away on January 1, 1989
1956
Birth of his second son, Arun
1957
Release of Pyaasa, considered the first of his masterpieces
1959
Kaagaz ke Phool is released. The film is rejected by audiences but goes on to become a cult classic
1960
Release of Chaudhvin ka Chand directed by M. Sadiq
1962

Birth of his daughter Nina
Release of Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam, credited to director Abrar Alvi, long-time screenplay writer and collaborator

1963

His stormy marriage to Geeta Dutt leads to his living separately and alone
Works on his last film Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi

1964
Guru Dutt commits suicide in Bombay on October 10
   
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