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    Joy Mukherjee
    Joy Mukherjeewrote on 11 Aug 2008

    Basanta Chowdhury was a renowned actor who had been successful as a hero even before the era of Uttam Kumar. His acting skills and screen presence was highly praised by the movie lovers.

    Basanta Chowdhury was born on 5th May, 1928 in Nagpur. In 1945, he completed his Matriculation Examination from D.N.H. School. Afterthat, he finished his graduation from Morris College in 1949. He was a renowned numismatic. And his collection of Kashmiri and Parsian shawls were enviable. The great Director Satyajit Ray admired those collection and used for his masterpieces.

    His first film was Mahaprasthaner Pathe by director Kartik Chattopadhay in 1952. Some of his memorable films are, "Bhagaban Shri Krishna Chaitanya", "Jadu Bhatta"; "Andhare Alo"; "Deep Jele Jai"; "Anushtoop Chhanda", "Abhaya O Srikanta", "Raja Rammohan Roy", "Diba Ratrir Kabya", "Devi Chowdhurani". He was attached to amateur theatre and radio also .

    In 1965, he was awarded the Best Actor Prize for his film “Raja Rammohan” by B.F.J.A. In 1996, he also received Bangla Stage Centenary Star Theatre award from Calcutta University. He had also acted in several Hindi films.

    Basanta Chowdhury had been the Sheriff of Kolkata.He was also appointed as the Chairman of Nandan. Basanta Chowdhury passed away on 20th June, 2000 at the age of 72. His image on Bengali Dhoti and Panjabi, with his inimitable Baritone voice still remains in the heart of many of his admirers.