Dhaka, Dec 18 (UNB) – Renowned drama and film director Saidul Anam Tutul passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday.
The 68-year-old freedom fighter, who had long been suffering from heart related complications, breathed his last at Labaid Hospital’s Coronary Care Unit in the afternoon, said Saifur Rahman, the hospital’s public relations officer.
Tutul is survived by his wife and two daughters.
He won the National Film Award in the Best Editor category for ‘Surja Dighal Bari’ in 1979. He also edited films such as ‘Ghuddi’, ‘Dahan’, ‘Dipu Number 2’, and ‘Dukhai’ and directed ‘Adhier’ in 2003.
Born and brought up in Dhaka, Tutul was also the first general secretary and lifetime member of Director’s Guild, a television drama directors’ organisation.
His first namaj-e-janaja will be held at the premises of Dhaka University’s central mosque on December 20.