Posts Tagged ‘Bandit Queen’

Nirmal Pandey. Not sure when was the last time we heard the name. Every friday a new actor is born somewhere and human memory is quite short. Once you start missing your friday attendance, you slowly start vanishing. And then suddenly we heard the news today afternoon that Nirmal Pandey had a heart attack.

A gradute from Delhi’s National School Of Drama, he made his mark as Vikram Mallah in Bandit Queen. Long curly hair, pointed nose, sharp features and quite tall – you could not miss him easily. Soon there was Sudhir Mishra’s Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahi, Amol Palekar’s Daayra, Train To Pakistan and Godmother. After that he slowly started missing his friday roll call. Soon it was almost zilch. Not sure what happened.

Its a cut-throat world here. You dont even realise when, how and where you get replaced. We all now know that Nirmal Pandey is dead..not sure how many of us knew how was he alive..the irony of bolly life continues!

RIP. More here. And Imdb list here.

Here is an absolute favourite song featuring him, from Sudhir Mishra’s Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahi…chup tum raho…