Bollywood actor and television personality Syed Badr-ul Hasan Khan Bahadur, popularly known as Pappu Polyester in the film industry,reportedly passed away today. Pappu, who has acted in scores of Hindi films as well as TV serials, was last seen in Jodha Akbar. With his short frame, Pappu marked his presence in the film industry by portraying various roles over the past 25 years. The actor reportedly breathed his last in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from where he originally hailed.
According to a report, Pappu Polyester was also a classical dancer and had even won and Award for the Best classical dance from Birju Maharaja Ji. In fact, he was even given the national award for the Best supporting actor for the TV series The Sword of Tipu Sultan. He was felicitated with the honour of doctorate in acting from Ambedkar University, Uttar Pradesh. Other films that he was featured in are Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Mann, Khoya Khoya Chand, Farishtey, Maharaja, Phool Aur Angaar, Tere Mere Sapne, Badal, Andha Inteqaam,Tumse Achcha Kaun, Mrs Shrimati, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage and Hero Hindustan.
The report further stated that the actor, who belonged to the royal family of Awadh, was proficient in many languages. Apart from Hindi, the actor was fluent in Urdu, Persian, Arabic, English, Punjabi, Awadhi, and Bhojpuri. He is related to Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth Nawab of Awadh. He was looked down upon and criticised by his royal family for choosing acting as a career.