Remembering Hindi & Bengali cinema actor Abhi Bhattacharya on his 24th death anniversary.

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Abhi Bhattacharya (1921–1993) was an actor of Hindi and Bengali cinema, who is most remembered for his roles in films in 1950s and the 1960s, such as Yatrik (1952), Jagriti (1954), Anuradha (1960) and Subarnarekha (1965). In his illustrious career he worked with noted directors like Ritwik Ghatak, Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy and Satyen Bose.

He made his film debut in 1947, with Bombay Talkies film, Naukadubi based on a novel by Rabindranath Tagore, and directed by Nitin Bose. Later in life, around 1971, he turned to spirituality, through his association with Dadaji (whose name as a householder was Shri Amiya Roy Chowdhury). He wrote a book, narrating his realisations from experiences with Dadaji, titled Destiny with Dadaji. Late in his career he acted in many mythological films. He played a negative role in Memsaab starring Vinod Khanna and Yogita Bali and in ‘Ishq par Zor Nahin’ starring Biswajeet, Sadhna and Dharmendra. He played the role of Lord Vishnu in many films like Tulsi Vivah, Vishnu Puran, Hari Darshan and Kisaan aur Bhagwan and as Krishna in ‘Mahabharat’.

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