Syed Badr-ul Hasan Khan Bahadur, known as Pappu Polyester in the film industry passed away today. He was from Lucknow, UP. The veteran actor is most admired for his role as Maharaja of Mysore in the 1990 television series The Sword of Tipu Sultan. Besides this, he has featured in films like Darmiyaan: In Between (1997), Ittefaq (2001) and Dhund: The Fog (2003).
He is related to Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth Nawab of Awadh. Pappu Polyester has been a popular actor in films, television, theatre and advertisements for the last 25 years. With his 150 kg physique and unique style of acting, he has established himself as an admired actor. He was also proficient in many languages including Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Arabic, English, Punjabi, Awadhi, Bhojpuri, etc.
Besides being an actor, Pappu Polyester was also a classical dancer and had even won and Award for the Best classical dance from Birju Maharaja Jee. In fact, he was even given the national award for the Best supporting actor for The Sword Tipu Sultan. He was felicitated with the honour of doctorate in acting from Ambedkar University, Uttar Pradesh.