‘Jodha Akbar’ fame Syed Badr-ul Hasan Khan passes away

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Actor Syed Badr-ul Hasan Khan Bahadur popularly known as Pappu Polyester breathed his last today. He was a renowned artiste in television, films, and theatres and has worked for over 30 years. He was in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh at the time of the death.

Pappu Polyester appeared in movies like ‘Phool Aur Angaar’, ‘Badal’, ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’, ‘Mann’, ‘Tumse Achcha Kaun’, ‘Farishtey’, ‘Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage’, ‘Tere Mere Sapne’, and ‘Jodha Akbar’ among others. The actor is popularly known for his role of Maharaja of Mysore in ‘The Sword of Tipu Sultan’. It was a popular television series in the 90s. He was awarded the National award for the best supporting actor for the show.

The veteran actor is related to the tenth Nawab of Awadh, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. He also mastered many languages like Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Arabic, English, Punjabi, Awadhi, Bhojpuri, and several others. Pappu Polyester was a multi-talented personality. Apart from acting, Pappu was also a classical dancer and had even bagged an award for the Best classical dance from Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj. He was also felicitated with the honour of doctorate in acting by Ambedkar University, Uttar Pradesh.

May his soul rest in peace in the heavenly abode.

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