The 100th birth anniversary of actor, singer, producer
Ashok Kumar was celebrated recently in Kolkata under
the title of Ashok Kumar: His Light Years
presented in collaboration with Nandan.
celebration, that started with the screening of Howrah
Bridge, also included films like Bimal Roy-directed
Parineeta, Shakti Samantas Anurag,
Chotisi Baat, Tapan Sinhas Haatey Bazaarey
and Hrishikesh Mukherjees Aashirwad.
actor Amol Palekar, who co-starred with the legend in
Chotisi Baat, said, "I have worked very
closely with Ashok Kumar and it's a privilege to be
here during his birth anniversary."
as he was lovingly known, was represented by his daughter
Bharati Jaffrey and granddaughter Anooradha Patel.
spotted on the occasion were Basu Chatterjee, Roopa
Ganguly, Arindam Sil, Kaushik Ganguly, Nilaanjjana,
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Gargi Roychowdhury, and Alyque
Padamsee. A band entertained all by playing instrumental
hits of Ashok Kumar.
Kumar was born on 13 October 1911 and he expired on
10 December 2001.