Bells are ringing and the people are rejoicing, at least in my house (and by “the people” I mean…well, ME).
Nazir Kashmiri, the man who has graced every single pre-1980s Hindi film I’ve ever seen has been identified! He is pictured above in 1950′s Dilruba (review forthcoming) and below in 1969′s Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke (courtesy of Ash, who knows as much about Hindi cinema as anyone I’ve met!).
…He was part of umpteen films and its a shame hardly anyone has cared to confirm his id esp we in India, I must say…He played hundreds of times as RAMU KAKA, a loyal and humble servant of the families, here he is playing Madhav Kaka where this SS [is] taken. Film Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke-1969.
I can die now. Or at least get some sleep, after I add him to my galleries.