Satyajit Ray`s statue unveiled in Australia

Melbourne: A statue of Indian cinema legend Satyajit Ray was unveiled in Australian city of Melbourne honouring him for his outstanding contribution in the field of cinema.

The statue was unveiled by the award winning Australian film director Paul Cox in presence of Indian Consul General S K Behera yesterday at Australia India Institute (AII) building.

The ceremony was followed by a film screening of ‘Apur Sansar’.

The official statement said the unveiling of the statue of Ray, who is considered one of the pioneers of the 20th century Indian cinema, is a mark of honour to acknowledge his outstanding contribution to cinema.

Others present on the occasion were AII director Amitabh Mattoo, and AII chairman Robert Johanson.

Ray is most famous for his The Apu trilogy --`Pather Panchali` (1955), `Aparajito` (1956) and `Apur Sansar` (1959).

Ray was honoured with the Bharat Ratna and an Honourary Oscar in 1992.