Dubbed 'Mahanayak' (great actor, in Bengali), Uttam Kumar, born Sep 3, 1926, formed the greatest romantic pair in the regional film industry's history with Suchitra Sen who passed away in January.

His most popular films with the screen goddess include ‘Share Chuattor’, ‘Agni Pariksha’, ‘Shilpi’, ‘Saptapadi’, ‘Pathe Holo Deri’ and ‘Harano Sur’.

A Bengali specialty restaurant named after the cult film 'Saptapadi' in south Kolkata's Baghajatin area has customized its menu based on the number seven.

It has also come up with ‘Uttam Kumar special thaali’ for nostalgic cinegoers.

"All the sections in our menu, starting from starters to beverages, have seven items. The special thaali for the actor's birthday includes Bengali chingri malai curry (coconut prawn curry) and Bhetki machher kantar chorchori (Bhekti fish bones curry) that were known to be his favourites," said Sourav Mondal, one of the proprietors.

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