Tolly's stars pay tribute to Uttam Kumar Mahanayak
It's his 93 rd birth anniversary and 39 years have passed since Uttam Kumar breathed his last, but for many Bengali, time perhaps stopped that night on 24 July 1980. No doubt there have been successful stars since then, but if there was ever a 'nayak' in the truest sense of the wo rd in Bengali film industry , it's Uttam Kumar. In fact, just like media coined the famous term ‘superstar’ for Rajesh Khanna, Uttam Kumar came to be known as ‘Mahanayak’ in Bengal.
On his 93 rd birth anniversary, like millions of Uttam fans, Tollywood celebs including Prosenjit Chatterjee , Swastika Mukherjee Srijit Mukherji, Arpita Chatterjee also pay tribute to the matinee idol of Bengali cinema.
Watch the tweets here:
বাঙালির গর্ব ও বাংলা সিনেমার একমাত্র মহানায়ক উত্তমজেঠুর জন্মবার্ষিকী আজ। তোমার দেখানো পথেই আজও হেঁটে চলেছি আমরা স… https://t.co/gnQxLr3cxS - Prosenjit Chatterjee (@prosenjitbumba) 1567481943000
Happy birthday গুরুদেব! You are the only and only one 💕 https://t.co/EKdl3PMVDd - Swastika Mukherjee (@ swastika24) 1567490640000
Happy Birthday Uttam Kumar. A rare image of Bengali superstar who was into yoga and fitness. https://t.co/39rMz12m1s - Ram Kamal (@Ramkamal) 1567487439000
My tribute to the legend! 🙏🏻 Remembering #Mahanayak on his birth anniversary. #uttamkumar https://t.co/m1xMFJUkZY - Sayantika Banerjee (@ sayantika12) 1567491030000
On his birthday, here is my # GuruTop10 (a list that changes every month): Nayak, Ekhane Pinjar, Chowringhee, Bag ... https://t.co/bB4RAgL32v - Srijit Mukherji (@srijitspeaketh) 1567498547000
মহানায়কের জন্মবার্ষিকী তে জানাই শ্রদ্ধার্ঘ্য ও প্রণাম 🙏 https://t.co/r4UxSvnYS4 - P (@parnomittra) 1567498281000
Remembering Maha Nayak #UttamKumar on her birth anniversary. https://t.co/mEJ3qyWZYO - Srabanti (@srabantismile) 1567498307000