Madras Cafe, Vicky Donor actor Jayanta Das dies of cancer

Jayanta Das

Jayanta Das, who acted in films like Madras Cafe and Vicky Donor, passed away here on Wednesday after fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

A veteran actor of the Delhi stage, Jayanta Das, 67, acted as a Bengali father in Shoojit Sircar’s Vicky Donor, and as an Army general in Madras Cafe starring John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri.

He also acted as a school principal in the film Udaan, and as an army commander in Yahaan.

Jayanta Das also acted in several other films and TV serials.

He began acting as a teenager with a group called Shanichakra in the early 1960s. Later heĀ  joined The Players group in Delhi’s Kirori Mal College before setting up Nabodoy Goshti, a Bengali theatre group.

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