Bengali actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay dies

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 05, 2013 15:02 hrs

Veteran Bengali film actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay, who worked with renowned directors, passed away today after battling for life for 15 days at a hospital in Kolkata.

The 87-year-old actor is survived by his wife and two sons, family sources said.

he actor worked with Satyajit Ray in films like Shonar Kella' (Golden Fort), Jai Baba Felunath and Mahanagar among others.

He also worked with other renowned directors like Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray.

Recently, he gave an acclaimed performance in Anurag Basu's film Barfi and also worked in another Hindi movie Parineeta.

Mourning the loss, Sandip said, "it is sad news and an irreparable loss to the film industry. It is difficult to find an actor of his capability at his age."

Dadasaheb Phalke award winning actor Soumitra Chatterjee said, "It is difficult to express the loss. We have worked together at the AIR before coming to the film world."

Recently, the West Bengal government conferred the Banga Bibhusan award on Bandopadhyay.

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