“An actor who has not acted in a single film for the past thirty three years still continues to live on in the hearts and the minds of the Bengali audience. This is the charm of Uttam Kumar. The actor does not need any statue created for him or any place to be named after him to remain immortal. What he has achieved through his acting has created enough reason to remember him. He resides in the hearts of the audience and will do so forever.” said eminent actor Saswata Chatterjee at the Uttam Ratna and Uttam Lekhoni awards 2013 organized by Jhumur Kala Sangam. The award ceremony took place at Press Club. The other eminent personalities present at the occasion were Bonosree Sengupta, Paran Bandopadhyay, Papia Adhikari, Bratati Bandopadhyay, Purnima Ghosh and Dhrubo Basu.