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Ekushey Padak-winning actor ATM Shamsuzzaman dies at 80

  • Published at 10:20 am February 20th, 2021
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He was laid to rest at 5:40 pm beside his son’s grave after his second namaz-e-janaza at Sutrapur Mosque

Eminent silver screen actor ATM Shamsuzzaman died early on Saturday at the age of 80.

The actor breathed his last at his Sutrapur residence in the capital, according to family members.

Earlier on Friday afternoon, he was taken back home from Asgar Ali Hospital in Old Dhaka after his health condition improved.

The Ekushey Padak-winning actor was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after he complained of shortness of breath. 

The actor was suffering from breathing difficulties due to Asthma and other health complications in recent days.

However, his overall condition improved on Thursday. His test reports, including the CT scan, came out satisfactory, according to his family members.

Shamsuzzaman was buried at Jurain Graveyard after Zohr prayers following a namaz-e-janaza.

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).

In his esteemed career as a journeyman in Bangladesh’s film industry, Shamsuzzaman wrote more than 100 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 the Ekushey Padak in 2015 for his outstanding contributions to Bangladesh's film industry.

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