Tributes

 A Thorough Gentleman Actor sans Starry Egos

In SHASHI KAPOOR ,We Lost  A Gentleman Actor of the First Order

 

A SHORT TRIPUTE TO OM PURI

A short Tribute to OM Puri

A versatile Actor -Dramatist --Par Excellence

Legendary Suchitra Sen

Suchitra Sen

A short Homage to Legendary Suchitra Sen

Super star of Bengali films and actress in Hindi films, the name itself spelled magic. Folks don’t go by the negative grapevines of her days as Super star in Bengali films with many escapades and misadventures with the then other male super stars (top name was of Uttam Kumar) in Bengal. The positive attributes and talents the Late Suchitra Sen possessed as a person were admirable.

Legendary Singer Manna Dey

Manna Dey

1 May, 1919 - 24 October, 2013

A tribute to the Legendary Singer cum a thorough gentlemen MANNA DEY

A Tribute/Homage to legendary actor Pran - 12 February, 1920 - 12 July, 2013

Pran - Hindi Film Actor

This writer was in Rome on 12 July2013 when he heard of Pran saabs sad demise. Asap, I wrote the following ribute/homage to this great actor -gentelman

and published  it on Facebook .Same is reproduced here :

 

RAJESH KHANNA - 29 DEC. 1942 - 18 JUL. 2012

END OF AN ERA FROM LEGENDARY STAR WORLD

It appears July 2012 is proving very tragic for the Film Industry. Just last week we lost a gem of a man, actor -producer, World Champion Wrestler and Ex-MP Dara Singh. And now another tragedy struck by destiny in snatching Jatin- Rajesh Khanna (and KAKA), the First ever-Super star the India discovered.

PANDIT SATYADEV DUBEY - R I P

PANDIT SATYADEV DUBEY

REMINISCENCES OF A MAVERICK THEATRE LEGEND PANDIT SATYADEV DUBEY BY HIS FAN

A Brief Tribute to Dev Anand (1923-2011)

Live Wire, Romanticist, Stylist Actor-Film Maker, Young at Heart ICON

SATISH BHATNAGAR - A SMALL TRIBUTE BY SIRAJ SYED

Satish Bhatnagar - 2007 - photo taken by Siraj Syed

Satish Bhatnagar, the pen-wizard, passes away at 88 - A small tribute by Siraj Syed

Brief encounters with Mrs Teji Bachchan

Mohan Siroya at Ankur Seminar with Teji Bachchan

In 1971, I was the president of “Ankur” -- The Bombay Youth Cultural Association. A seminar on the then burning topic “Present New Wave Films and the National Cinema” was planned, for which I was in search of an eminent learned personality capable of being the Chief Guest and moderator. The seminar was to have celebrity participation by the likes of film makers Mani Kaul, Basu Chatterjee, Rajinder Singh Bedi and Ramanand Sagar, ex-FTII Principal Jagat Murari, film historian - journalist Firoze Rangoonwalla, “Star & Style” editor Ms. Gulshan Ewing and actor Jairaj.

 

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