Bengali actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay no more

Updated: Jan 05, 2013, 19:30 PM IST

Kolkata: Noted Bengali screen and stage actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay, who had starred in many celluloid classics of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, passed away Saturday after a brief illness. He was 86 and is survived by his wife and two sons.

Bandopadhyay died in a city hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.

Bandopadhyay had featured in celebrated films like ‘Mahanagar’, ‘Sakh a Prasakha’, ‘Sonar Kella’ and ‘Jai Baba Felunath’, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Ray.

Bandopadhyay, who was active till very recently, also acted in Ranbir Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer `Barfi!`, directed by Anurag Basu.

In early days of his career, he also performed in legendary Utpal Dutt`s famous play ‘Ferari Fauj’.

The actor was honoured with ‘Banga Vibhushan’ in 2012 by the West Bengal government for his outstanding contribution in the field of arts and culture.