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Satyajit Ray Birth Anniversary: Lesser-known facts about the legendary

Regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921.
The prolific filmmaker went to Rabindranath Tagore’s university in Shantiniketan to study art.
Satyajit Ray belonged to a family of writers.
Films made by Ray are the recipient of 32 National Awards.
Ray was esteemed with the Lgion d’honneur(Legion of Honour) in 1987 by the President of France.
Ray composed the music for all his films after 1961 and also designed their publicity posters.
'Kanchenjungha' (1962) was the first film based on his own story. It was also his first film in colour.
Ray worked as a graphic designer before films and designed covers for books like Jawahar Lal Nehru’s Discovery of India.
Satyajit Ray’s first film Pather Panchali was shot for three years and was made with a shoestring budget
In 1947, Ray unbolted the Calcutta Film Society with other film historians and contemporaries.
Ray was the first Indian to be conferred with the highly coveted Oscar. He was bestowed with Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Ray was honoured with the Bharat Ratna by the Government of India before his demise.
On April 23, 1992, Ray breathed his last but his brilliant legacy sure lives on.