Birthday: 14-09-1928
Date of death: 08-03-1972
Star sign: Libra

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Tarun Bose was born on 14 September, 1928. He was a Bollywood actor in the 1960s and early 1970s. He was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He became famous for playing middle-class professional figures in movies, mainly doctors and sometimes lawyers or judges.

Bose grew up in Nagpur. He studied at a school called St. Francis High School. At a young age, he performed in local plays. He auditioned for the All India Radio, Nagpur, at the age of 15. He started working in radio plays. He worked quite hard for this was his dream. Back then, he was working as a clerk alongside this. When All India Radio was broadcasting ‘Narmada’, he was the cameo in it. Narmada was a 100-minute play. It is said that he took a 15-day leave from his clerk job to rehearse for the play. The clerical job was only for money. He took working for radio, seriously, and was a hard worker. After completing education, he worked for the telegraph department.

Tarun started his Bollywood career with the film, Apradhi Kaun, in 1957, directed by Asit Sen, and starring Abhi Bhattacharya and Mala Sinha. Tarun shared a warm relation with Abhi. They acted together in a number of films including Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke and Aan Milo Sajna. He worked with Nutan and Sunil Dutt in ‘ Sujata’, directed by Bimal Roy. It got released in 1959 and his acting was quite appreciated.

He continued to work in a number of movies. His best experience was working with Ashok Kumar. They worked together in Oonche log, ‘ Bandini’, and more. Bose was Ashok's fan and appreciated his contribution towards the scenes. Bandini is a movie about a prisoner, Kalyani, serving lifetime imprisonment for murder. He gave many hits including ‘Sujata’, ‘Anupama’, and ‘Gumnaam’. They marked his career. However, he did many films which got lost with the passage of time, but his intense performances were not forgotten.

He worked in Aan Milo Sajna, starring Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh. The movie was a silver jubilee hit, where Rajesh plays Tarun's daughter's lover. His dialogue, 'Something Something', in the film, became quite famous. Whenever the crowd saw him, they would refer to him as 'Something Something'.

Tarun worked with the newcomer Big B ( Amitabh Bachchan), who was not so big a star back then, in Ek Nazar. Tarun played the role of Amitabh's father. He worked in many hit movies of the 60s and 70s.

Tarun's daughter, Shilpi Bose, says that he was not just a good listener, but also explained things quite well. She feels he would have been a good teacher. He worked with many famous actors including Dharmendra, Sunil Dutt, and Manoj Kumar, among others. He did around 41 movies between 1957 and 1972.

Tarun passed away on 8 March, 1972. In his brief time in this world, he directed plays, acted on radio, on the stage, as well as in movies and television. He built a goodwill in the Indian industry. On his death, numerous stars from the industry came to depart him. Those who could not make it to his funeral came over later on. His death was painless. Balraj Sahani sent a heart touching note to his wife to grieve for their loss. Boss continues to live in the hearts of his fans.

Ishaq Bux

Ishaq Bux was born in Kampur, India on June 15, 1917. He is an actor from India. He began his acting career in 1957. His first appearance was in a TV series BBC Sunday – Night Theatre in 1957. He appeared as Ismail in the episode Farewell My City. He then appeared as Achmed and Second Bearer in two episodes in 1959. He appeared as a gardener in Nine Hours to Rama in 1963. In 1964, he appeared as Indian Bearer in The Winston Affair. He starred in the TV series The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling in the same year. He appeared as Pir Khan in the episode Without Benefit of Clergy, as Bhil Chieftain in The Tomb of his Ancestors and as a prisoner in The Return to Imray. In 1965, he appeared as The Serang in the episode No Trams to Lime Street of the TV series Theatre 625. In 1965, Ishaq Bux appeared in ITV Sunday Night Drama as Indian Steward in the episode Lot 171. He also appeared in BBC Play of the Month as Qasim Ali in the episode Passage to India in the same year. Then he did not have movies or serials for a year. He came back in 1968 and starred in the serial Dixon of Dock Green as Ibrahim, as Mr. Kali in Don’t Raise The Bridge, Lower the River and as Watson’s Guest in Inadmissible Evidence. He appeared in W. Somerset Maugham, ITV Sunday Night Theatre and Department S in 1969. Ishaq Bux appeared as Ahmed in the episode The Snake in On the Buses, as Old Man in the episode Augusta Fullen in Wicked Women and as Supermarket Manager in Leo The Last in 1970. In 1971, he appeared in Long Ago, Tomorrow, Seasons of Tomorrow, The Horsemen, Catch Me a Spy and The Onedin Line. He appeared in six episodes of Six Days Of Justice as Magistrate from 1973 to 1975. He then appeared in The New Avengers, The Losers, Sounding Bass, Quarter Mass and Play for Today. He also appeared as The Transylvanians in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1981 he appeared as Omar in Raiders of the Lost Ark. He appeared in five episodes of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum. He then appeared in Metal Mickey, The Armchair Thriller, Angels, The Missionary, Privates on Parade and Octopussy from 1981 to 1983. He appeared in seven episodes of the TV series Tandoori Nights from 1985 to 1987. Ishaq Bux last appearance was in 1987 in the TV movie The Sign of Four as Lal Chowder. He passed away on September 2, 2000, in London, England. He is famous for his role in Lost Ark and Rocky Horror.

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