Madhur Bhandarkar remembered the legendary director whose first film Pather Panchali won 11 international awards, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival, as one of the most influential directors in world cinema. Filmmaker Ashok Pandit also paid his respect to the Bharat Ratna awardee. Here is what the celebrities had to say:
Today is RAY day.. Happy birthday to the Master Satyajit Ray..? Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) May 2, 2016
Mr Bhandarkar retweeted a fan club's post, which said: "Master film maker & one of the most influential directors in world cinema, Satyajit Ray, was born on May 2, 1921."