Kishore Kumar partly financed 'Pather Panchali': Shoojit Sircar

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Kishore Kumar loved to see himself as a patron of the arts and would often say that Satyajit Ray's critically acclaimed "Pather Panchali" would not have been made without his help. This is just one of the interesting anecdotes filmmaker Shoojit Sircar chanced upon while researching for his biopic on the legendary singer-actor-director.

Do any of Kishore Kumar's fans know he had partly financed Satyajit Ray's career-making "Pather Panchali"? A fact Kishore Kumar never tired of reminding Ray about whenever they bumped into each other in Kolkata, said Sircar.

"Kishore Kumar never stopped pr