Ad-endumThere's a new HSBC print ad out. Take a look at it and see if you can spot the identity of "the friend and colleague" beside Satyajit Ray.
That, if you didn't know, is Harindranath Chattopadhyay, well known for his poetry, lyrics, acting and even for being the brother of Sarojini Naidu. But it seems he wasn't well-known enough for Contract, the ad agency in this case. I'm a little surprised by the anonymous reference in the copy, for Chattopadhyay was a fairly recognisable person from his film credits. For instance, as the cunning magician Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, the patriarch in Bawarchi, or for his song "My heart is beating" in Julie, and sundry little cameos on TV IIRC.
A little lament for trivial ignorance then - his identification wouldn't have been all that important to the ad, but he wasn't all that trivial himself.
Thanks to Sinfully Pinstripe to whom I turned to for double-checking, as I was so puzzled at the omission in the ad that I wondered if I had made an error.