Uttam had visited New York, Washington DC, New Jersey, California, Baltimore and Buffalo. He had additionally visited Toronto in Canada. Those that had seen Uttam in USA have been charmed by his simplicity and persona. His humility had additionally attracted those that got here in his contact. When his followers determined to have fun his birthday at a giant lodge in Canada, he refused and insisted that it ought to be celebrated at his host’s home which was a small three-room flat.
Uttam was a superb singer as properly and an avid lover of Rabindra sangeet. Usually on weekends he used to entertain the viewers by singing Rabindra sangeet. His followers in USA felt these 45 days will stay without end of their reminiscence.
Uttam Kumar died from an enormous coronary heart assault in 1980. He felt uneasy throughout the taking pictures of ‘Ogo Bodhu Sundari’ and was taken to a nursing residence, the place he breathed his final shortly after admission. He was solely 54-years-old when he died, ending an period in Bengali cinema.
Many really feel that he was not solely a star however was the person who stood by the Bengali movie business at a time when Tollywood was reeling below financial disaster.