The two photographs above show my father (bespectacled, sans beard) with some of the famous actors of the Bengali screen. The first is with Bhanu Bandopadhyay and Robi Ghosh; the second is with Uttam Kumar and Supriya Debi. In both these photographs, I see my father sitting with grave dignity or smiling with the infectious joy that was so characteristic of him; My Father’s Lenses: The Album of a Calcutta Photographer