Friday, May 15, 2020

Nazir Hussain

Today is the birth anniversary of Nazir Hussain , an Actor, Director & Screenwriter of Hindi Cinema.Born this day in 1922 in the United Provinces of British India, Nazir Hussain in the beginning worked in Railways Department, stepping into the shoes of his father. Later during the Second World War, he joined the British Indian Army and was sent to Malaysia and Singapore. He was taken a prison of war there . On release, he joined the Indian National Army of Netaji  Subhash Chandra Bose. He enjoyed the status of a Freedom Fighter and was given a free Railway Pass for life.
After the INA, he started acting in plays.B. N.Sircar of New Theatres Calcutta asked him to come to Calcutta, where he met Bimal Roy and became his assistant. He made his first movie Pehla Aadmi based on the INA, of which he wrote the story , co- wrote the dialogues and also acted in.With his recognition came his way and he became a permanent fixture in Bimal Roy movies.He went on to work in Do Beegha Zameen,  Devdas and Naya Daur. The 1955 movie Munimji was his first movie with Dev Anand as the lead actor.He wrote screenplay and dialogues of this movie. Later he was associated with Paying Guest and Main Sundar Hoon.
Nazir Hussain made the first Bhojpuri film Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo and also produced  Hamaar Sansar.Later he also made Balam Pardesi in the '70s.
Nazir Hussain acted in about 500 films and appeared in character roles.His filmograhy includes films like Parineeta,Jeevan Jyoti,New Delhi, Inspector,Musafir, Yahudi, Parwarish, Kala Pani, Raat Ka Rahi, Main Nashe Mein Hoon, Kanhaiya,Insaan Jaag Utha, Parakh, Bombay Ka Babu, Aas Ka Panchhi, Anuradha,Chhaya, Ganga Jamna, Dr.Vidya, Rangoli,Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam, Asli Naqli , Dil Hi Toh Hai,Humrahi, Ayi Milan Ki Bela,Kashmir Ki Kali,Leader,Shagun, Ganga Ki Lehrein, Arzoo, Mere Sanam, Bhoot Bangla,Jewel Thief, Ram Aur Shyam, Hare Kaanch Ki Chooriyaan, Aankhen, Baazi, Chirag,Prem Pujari, Geet, Kati Patang  , Mere Jiwan Saathi and many many others.
He died on 16th October, 1987, aged 65.
Our humble tributes to the wonderful Actor and a multi talented film personality !

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