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Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar in Kismet1.jpg
Kumar in the 1943 movie Kismet
Born
Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly

(1911-10-13)13 October 1911
Bhagalpur, Bihar, British India
Died 10 December 2001(2001-12-10) (aged 90)
Occupation Actor, painter
Years active 1936–1997
Spouse(s) Shobha Devi

Ashok Kumar (Bengali: অশোক কুমার গাঙ্গুলী) (13 October 1911–10 December 2001) or Dadamoni was an Indian movie actor. The Government of India honored him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1988 and the Padma Bhushan in 1998 for his work to the Indian cinema.

Kumar was born Kumudlal Ganguly in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency. Kumar died at the age of 90 in Mumbai from heart failure at his home in Chembur.

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