Abhi Bhattacharya in Boulder Colorado in 1984
Abhi Bhattacharya (1921–1993) was an Indian actor of Hindi and Bengali cinema, who is most remembered for his roles in films in 50s and the 60s, such as Yatrik (1952), Jagriti (1954), Anuradha (1960) and Subarnarekha (1965). In his illustrious career he worked with noted directors like Ritwik Ghatak, Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy and Satyen Bose. He made his film debut in 1947, with Bombay Talkies film, Naukadubi based on a novel by Rabindranath Tagore, and directed by Nitin Bose. Later in life, around 1971, he turned to spirituality, especially through his association with Amiya Roy Chowdhury. He wrote a book, narrating his experiences with Amiya Roy Chowdhury, titled, Destiny with Dadaji. Late in his career he also acted in many mythological films.