February 20, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Television artist Rahil Azam remembers co-actor late Nirmal Pandey, a man of modesty. They worked together in the TV serial ‘Hatim’. Rahil remembers him as a man of dignity who never threw his weight around and was for fair treatment to all.
Nirmal left a deep impact on the conscious of actors he worked with by his down-to-earth nature. Humility is a virtue that is found in few and the late actor was one such person who would be remembered for modesty.
Narrating an incident which amplifies his sentiments, Rahil says emotionally, “I remember while we were shooting for ‘Hatim’ in Gujarat, he (Nirmal) would travel with us in trains despite being given the option of air-travel.”
Admitting that he was rather amazed at such gesture, Rahil says, “He was a senior actor after all, we were in awe of him and he used to travel with us. He always used to travel by trains for outdoor shoots, and would brush off amenities of air travel saying ‘I am not special; everyone should be treated equally’.”
“The incident had touched my heart. He was a man of dignity and great talent, his untimely death is a great loss,” ends Rahil with a heavy heart.
Esha Razdan/ Sampurn Wire