Eminent silver screen actor ATM Shamsuzzaman died early Saturday (20/02/2021). He was 80.
The actor breathed his last at his Sutrapur residence in the capital, according to his family members.
Earlier, he was taken back home from a hospital on Friday afternoon following improvement in his health condition.
The Ekushey Padak winning actor was admitted to Azgar Ali Hospital in Old Dhaka with shortness of breathing on Wednesday, and was undergoing treatment under Dr Ataur Rahman Khan.
The actor was suffering from breathing difficulties due to Asthma and other health complications for the last couple of days.
However, his overall condition improved on Thursday. His test reports, including that of CT scan, came out satisfactory, according to his family members.
Shamsuzzaman will be buried at Jurain Graveyard after Zohr prayer following a namaz-e-janaza.
Abu Taher Mohammad (ATM) Shamsuzzaman was born on September 10, 1941, at Daulatpur, Noakhali. His career began as an assistant director in Udayan Chowdhury's film 'Bishkonnya' (1961).
His legendary acting career started in 1965. He earned his big name as an antagonist in Amjad Hossain's film 'Nayanmoni' (1976).
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In his esteemed career as a journeyman in Dhallywood, ATM Shamsuzzaman wrote more than one hundred screenplays. He debuted as a director with the film 'Ebadat' in 2009.
The legendary comedian and antagonist won six National Film Awards for Best Actor in Kazi Hayat's 'Dayee Ke?' (1987), Best Comedy Actor in 'Madam Fuli' (1999), 'Churiwala' (2001), 'Mon Boshe Na Porar Table A' (2009), Best Supporting Actor in 'Chorabali' (2012) and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
He was also conferred upon the Ekushey Padak in 2015 for his outstanding contributions to Bangladesh's film industry.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the demise of the noted actor.
In a condolence message, the President said the death of ATM Shamsuzzaman was an irreparable loss to the cultural arena of the country.
He prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and extended his deepest condolences to his bereaved family.
In another message the Prime Minister said, "The popular artist will live in the hearts of the people of the country through his outstanding acting."
She prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.
Besides, Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen ,Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin, State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel and Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun also expressed deep shock at the demise of the noted actor.
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Shaheen Reza Noor, eminent journalist and former president of Projonmo '71, has passed away. He was 66.
Shaheen Reza, a former journalist of the Daily Ittefaq and son of martyred journalist Sirajuddin Hossain, breathed his last at a hospital in Canada’s Vancouver on Saturday.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at his death.
In a condolence message, the President prayer for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.
In a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina recalled with gratitude the role of Shaheen Reza in the mass movement demanding the trials of the war criminals and implementation of the spirit of the great Liberation War.
She prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.
Press Club President Farida Yasmin and General Secretary Ilias Khan expressed shock at the death of journalist Noor, who was a permanent member of the Jatiya Press Club.
The former adviser to the caretaker government and non-government organisation (NGO) ASA founder Md Shafiqual Haque Choudhury died at a city hospital on Friday.
He has been laid to rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard this afternoon. He was 72. He died of acute cardiac shock. He left behind his wife and three sons, according to ASA official website.
Shafiqual served as an adviser to the ministry of agriculture, youth, sports and cultural affairs of the caretaker government during 2006-2007.
Shafiqul had been serving as the President of ASA since 1978. Under his leadership ASA grew to have a microfinance program that outdid
He was born in 1949 to a family at Narpati village of Chunarughat police station in Habiganj district.
Planning Minister MA Mannan expressed deep shock at his death and condolence to the bereaved family.
Expressing deep shock at his death, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus said Shafiqul came suddenly to microfinance sector and was to take his institutions to the countrymen thanks to his boldness and excellent management power.
“He worked in the microfinance sector not to face any barriers. He also worked with different international organisations. All the people of the country will be forever grateful to him for his fundamental contribution in the sector,” he also said.
Sikder Group of Companies Chairman and freedom fighter Zainul Haque Sikder passed away on Wednesday at 12:30pm at a Dubai hospital.
The 91-year-old entrepreneur and freedom fighter built one of the largest industrial conglomerates of the country.
He was born on August 12 in 1930 in Assam in undivided India and migrated to present-day Bangladesh with his family during the partition.
Sikder set up a large number of business ventures in education, health, housing, tourism and employed about 20,000 people in the last seven decades.
Also, he was the chairman and founder of National Bank. Sikder extended support to many leading entrepreneurs of the country during their initial days of establishing businesses.
He built schools, colleges and hospitals, too.
Sikder had been with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as one of his close and trustworthy associates since 1945.
He arranged a Qulkhawani for Bangabandhu and his family members on August 19 in 1975 – four days after their brutal murder – at Dhaka's Rayerbazar.
For that, he had to face harassment and intimidation of the military intelligence and land in jail.
Sikder left the comfort of sleeping on the cot and started sleeping on the floor out of the love for his "Mujib Bhai" – following the death of Bangabandhu and continued the practice until the trial of the brutal murder began.
Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) on Monday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Khurshida Raihan, mother of Special Correspondent of Daily Prothom Alo and DCAB member Raheed Ejaz.
She breathed her last in the city at the age of 71. Khurshida Raihan had long been suffering from various old-age complications.
She left behind husband, one son and two daughters and a host of relatives to mourn her death.
In a condolence message, DCAB President Pantho Rahaman and General Secretary AKM Moinuddin conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
She will be buried at Kadam Mubarak graveyard in Cheragi Pahar area of Chattogram on Tuesday morning following her second Namaj-e-Janaza there.
Her first Namaj-e-Janaza was held at a mosque near Magbazar Railgate after Maghrib prayers.
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Raheed Ejaz is former President of DCAB and current Executive Committee member.