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Mir or Mir Afsar Ali ( Bengali: মীর আফশর আলী) is a popular Indian radio jockey, television anchor, singer and comedian. He is the host of Mirakkel, a laughter show on Zee Bangla and Hi Kolkata on Radio Mirchi. Actually from Murshidabad. Born in a conservative Bengali Muslim family with strict-disciplinarians parents, he would listen to the radio for hours during his childhood. Television was not allowed into the house before he completed his junior school i.e. class 6. He did his schooling from Assembly of God Church School, Park street. His entry into show-business happened by chance. On a rainy evening in 1994 when Mir was in his first year student of Umesh Chandra College (a University of Calcutta affiliate), he was on his way home from the laundry and happened to read a six-day-old newspaper in which the washer-man had wrapped his clothes. His eyes fell upon an advertisement which said that auditions were being held for radio jockeys for a radio station to be launched soon in Kolkata.
Apart from making people laugh with his jokes on the radio, Mir explored his comic side by compering events. When he finally made an appearance on TV, it was as a news reader on Khaash Khobor, a news programme on DD Bangla. Since then, Mir’s career in television has seen several highs, with television shows including Hao Mao Khao, and Beta Betir Battle to his credit. With the TV show Mirakkel on Zee Bangla, he came to be known as the comedy king of the city. He also reached the semifinals of the great Indian laughter challenge 1st edition. 
- ^ Mukherjee, Debarati (March 14, 2007). "My Fundays". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- ^ In the recent past he had also appeared in a reality quiz show by the name of "Ticket to Honeymoon" for a Mahua Bangla channel. He has also featured in a few commercials for a few products and also acted in a Bengali Feature Film. He is famous for his mimics , he can copy Mithun Chakraborty,Bapi Lahiri and most notedly Rituparno Ghosh. From the late-2010, he is performing musical shows with his popular musical hand "Bandage" from the early days of Mirakkel. The band, formed as "Bandage", is facing huge success. Chatterjee, Priyadarshini (May 29, 2008). "A laughing matter". indiatoday.digitaltoday.in. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- ^ Chatterjee, Chandreyee (2007-07-01). "Risque behaviour". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- ^ "Kalakar award winners". Kalakar website. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
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