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Tribute to the Less Known Local Star - Badi Uzzaman (1939-2011)

June 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 180

Sometimes we crave for a glimpse of a super star, we die to touch them or exchange few words with them. However, occasionally we fail to acknowledge a similar talent existing in our own community.

Badi Uzzaman performing in Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, 2004. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

There was a very common face moving around on the streets of Housnlow, Isleworth, Twickenham and Richmond. Even after achieving great peaks of success in the field of acting domestically as well as globally, he never demonstrated any signs of arrogance or prejudice. He was a very down to earth individual.

His name reflected the character that he wore. He befriended anyone that he encountered, maybe if he was travelling en bus routes like H37 or 267, maybe if he was visiting the local supermarket. Not just that, he was always eager to try his luck; hence, apart from the national lottery on Wednesdays and Saturdays he was a patron of almost all the major betting offices. Badi had innovative ideas of trying his luck by manipulating his combination of numbers and no one can explain this better that the people who used to cater him. It was every morning that he arrived with a bunch of betting slips with combination of different numbers; that wasn't it; he had a reason to explain why he had selected those numbers and combination. For many regular punters he would sound idiot, noisy, distracting, and insane but Badi would embrace any such comments as compliments.

Not only betting offices, staff in local groceries, supermarkets, High Street stores, restaurants, pubs would know him personally, but not everyone knew what was his profession and how gracefully he had mastered his art of being a local common person. For a man who has acted in more than 75 titles from British Cinema to Hollywood, such a low profile existence was next to unbelievable. He was also good chef with a generous heart. Ask many of these people whom he was visiting regularly and they will tell how excited Badi was to share his home cooked lunch or dinner with them.

Badi has contributed a lot towards the British television. However, since his death on the 14th June 2011, people have almost forgotten the unsung hero. I know it wasn't because of any biasness towards his origin but it was all because of his low profile life and the down to earth relations that he maintained with everyone in the community. If someone from the circle of his known people goes through Badi's profile on IMDB, they would realize how talented was this simple looking Asian man.

I am writing this in honor of this great man whom I knew very closely. I am not his relative but just one of those men that Badi had bestowed his blessings of friendship on. He was indeed a Walking Marvel, who only believed in spreading love by making others happy. It's disgrace that not a single local publication took a note of the death anniversary or tried paying the slightest tribute to this great actor. Maybe one of the reasons was that people were not aware who really this man was.

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