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On Uttam Kumar’s 38th death anniversary, here’s looking back at his glorious life

Remembering Uttam Kumar: Primarily known for his work in Bengali cinema, Uttam Kumar was considered to be one of the biggest stars of the Bengali film industry. In his career span of over 30 years, until his demise, Uttam Kumar enjoyed a fan following that was unforeseen in Bengali cinema.

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Primarily known for his work in Bengali cinema, Uttam Kumar was considered to be one of the biggest stars of the Bengali film industry. In his career span of over 30 years, until his demise, Uttam Kumar enjoyed a fan following that was unforeseen in Bengali cinema.

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Uttam Kumar was the first-ever recipient of the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1967 for his performances in Antony Firingee and Chiriyakhana.

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Considered as one of his finest works, Satyajit Ray's Nayak is said to be based on Uttam Kumar's life. It is also said that had Uttam Kumar not agreed to work on the project, Satyajit Ray would have abandoned the project.

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Apart from Bangla films, Uttam Kumar also worked in 15 Hindi films.

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The metro station at Tollygunge in Kolkata was renamed as Mahanayak Uttam Kumar by Indian Railways.

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Uttam Kumar passed away in 1980 while he was shooting for Ogo Bodhu Shundori.