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Mamata remembers Farooq Sheikh on his 70th birth anniversary

SNS | New Delhi |

The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday remembered  late actor Farooq Sheikh on his 70th birth anniversary.

Banerjee in a tweet said, “Solemnly remembering actor Farooq Sheikh on his birth anniversary”.

Born in 1948, Farooq grew up in Mumbai. He dabbled in theatre while studying law but eventually decided to give acting a go.

His debut film was “Garam Hawa” in 1973, Farooq essayed myriad roles in his career, and won over movie buffs with his shy smile in “Chashme Buddoor”, superb comedic timing in “Kissi Se Na Kehna”, and his helplessness and loss in “Bazaar”.

He had a wide portfolio in the theatre space, especially with the play “Tumhari Amrita” with Shabana Azmi. He also ventured into TV with his highly acclaimed show “Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai”.

Google India also remembered late actor Farooq Sheikh on his 70th birth anniversary with a doodle styled on hand-painted movie posters of the 1970s, and especially his “Umrao Jaan”.

The Google doodle created by Nimit Malavia, features the wide-eyed romantic hero of the 1970’s mature into a comfortingly familiar TV presence of the 1990s, bridging the gap between mainstream and arthouse cinema in India along the way.

(With agency inputs)