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Google Doodle honours legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray
Ratnalekha Mazumdar, Hindustan Times
Kolkata, May 02, 2013
First Published: 00:15 IST(2/5/2013)
Last Updated: 14:44 IST(2/5/2013)
Google Doodle honours Satyajit Ray.

To honour filmmaker Satyajit Ray's contribution to movies and literature, Google India has come up with a doodle to commemorate his 92nd birthday on Thursday.

The doodle is based on a scene from Ray's first film Pather Panchali (from the Apu trilogy) where Apu and Durga are running through a field where Kaash flowers (a typical vegetation heralding the advent of autumn in Bengal) are in full bloom.

"We are constantly inspired by great stories and people. Our humble tribute captures a scene from Ray's first film. Visitors to Google India homepage will be greeted with information on Ray's life and movies," said Sandeep Menon, director-marketing, Google India.

Top searches on Google were 'Satyajit Ray movies', 'Satyajit Ray Institute' and on his widely loved fictional detective character Feluda.

Singer Jagjit Singh was the last Indian to feature on Google Doodle in February.

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