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Veteran actor Rani Sarkar dies at 86

  • Published at 10:43 pm July 7th, 2018
  • Last updated at 07:03 pm July 9th, 2018
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According to Bangladesh Chalachitra Shilpi Samity’s general secretary, Zayed Khan, she breathed her last at 4am

Veteran Bangladeshi film actor Rani Sarkar passed away at the age of 86 at a private hospital in Dhaka on Friday.

According to Bangladesh Chalachitra Shilpi Samity’s general secretary, Zayed Khan, she breathed her last at 4am. 

She was undergoing treatment for age-related complications.

He also said her namaz-e-janaza was held in BFDC (Bangladesh Film Development Corporation) premises at 2:15pm yesterday. She was buried at Azimpur graveyard in Dhaka.

After a short time in theatre, Rani Sarkar, whose real name was Mosammat Amirun Nesa Khanam, started her acting career on the silver screen in 1958 in AJ Karadar’s Urdu film “Dur Hai Sukh Ki Gaon.”

In her long career, she acted in more than 250 films including “Chanda,” “Talaash,” “Bandhon,” “Sangam,” “Is Dharti Par,” “Paiose,” “Kaise Kahu,” “Azan,” “Kacher Deyal,” “Kach Kata Hire,” “Behula,” “Anowara,” “Chhoddobeshi,” “Bhawal Sanyasi,” “Titas Ekti Nadir Naam,” “Chandranath,” “Shubhoda,” “Devdas”, and many more.

In 2016, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provided her financial support worth Tk20 lakh. The same year, she received a lifetime achievement award for her contributions in the film industry of Bangladesh.

Rani Sarkar was born in Sonatola village of Kaliganj thana of Satkhira district of Khulna Division in Bangladesh. Her father’s name was Solaiman Mollah and mother’s name was Asia Khatun. She completed her primary education from Satkhira Sonatala UP School. She passed the matriculation examination from Khulna Coronation Girls School.