Remembering Pahari Sanyal, one of the most famed character actors of Bengali and Hindi cinema, on his 111th birth anniversary.(22–02)

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Remembering Pahari Sanyal, one of the most famed character actors of Bengali and Hindi cinema, on his 111th birth anniversary.

Pahari Sanyal (22 February 1906–10 February 1974), born Nagendranath Sanyal, was a prominent Bengali character actor and also singer.

Sanyal acted in many Bengali films, such as Harano Sur, Bhanu Goyenda Jahar Assistant, and Shilpi. Besides being a character actor, Sanyal gave a lead performance in his portrayal of Bengali reformer Vidyasagar. He played the small role of an ornithologist in Satyajit Ray’s Kanchenjungha. He was seen in some Hindi films such as the Raj Kapoor vehicle Jagte Raho and English films such as the Merchant-Ivory venture The Householder.

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