Actor of Bengali Cinema and theatre. A theatre actor and director, he is best known for his portrayal of Harihar Ray, father of Apu, in Satyajit Ray's classic Pather Panchali and Aparajito, part of the Apu Trilogy. He was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. He first appeared as an amateur artiste with Sisir Kumar Bhaduri in Biraj Bou as Netai at Naba Natyyamandir. In 1955, he also appeared as saint Ramakrishna in Prafulla Chakraborty’s biographical film Bhagaban Sri Sri Ramakrishna.