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Satyajit Ray is the only director whose films have won 30 different international awards, prizes and diplomas from various festivals and countries. He is also the only Indian film-maker to be awarded the Legion d’Honneur, the highest civilian award in France, for his contribution to cinema. He received the award on 2 February 1989 from the French President Francois Mitterand. He is also the only film-maker to be honoured with the Magsaysay Award.