Oscar Directors: Ray, Satyajit

The revered Indian director, Satyajit Ray, who made such classics as Pather Panchali and The World of Apu, was awarded the 1991 Honorary Oscar. It was most fitting that the award was presented by the graceful Audrey Hepburn.

Too ill to attend the ceremonies, he appeared on videotape from his hospital bed in Calcutta, clutching the Oscar statuette in his arms.