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Actor Babor Ali passes away

The actor breathed his last on Monday morning at Square Hospital

Update : 26 Aug 2019, 12:11 PM

Veteran Dhallywood actor Khalilur Rahman Babor, who was popularly known as Babor Ali or Acor Babor, passed away on Monday at 9:05am at Square Hospital. He was 67 years old.

The news was confirmed by his brother-in-law through a Facebook post:

Babor  had a paralyzing stroke on Wednesday and was admitted to Square on the same day. He is survived by his wife Sultana Ali, daughter Omaina Rahman and son Riyad Ur-Rahman Tony. 

Even before Wednesday's hospitalization, Babor had long been struggling with diabetes, arthritis and hypertension. Around June of this year, he had a sudden onset of diabetic neuropathy, leading to a series of hospitalization. He eventually lost his left leg. However, he was training to walk with a prosthetic.

In spite of his illustrious career, Babor was known to be a very humble and humane person to those who were close to him. 

Babor was born on February 5, 1952 in Dhaka’s Gendaria area, and his hometown was Comilla. While studying in Tejgaon College he first got the opportunity to act as a hero in Amzad Hossain’s film Banglar Mukh.

In a 40-year long career, Babor was contemporary with actors such as Razzak, Farooque, and Humayun Faridi. He also shared the screen with the next generation of actors such as Salman Shah. He was mostly known for playing negative roles, and he acted in more than 150 films. Some of his most renowned films are Sareng Bou, Rangbaaz, Ashami, Surrender, Banjaran, Sikandar, Oshikkhito, Purushker, Aagun, Inspector and Daagi.

Babor had also directed three films, and many TV dramas, while appearing in many of them. He was an avid theatre activist and participated in roadside dramas, especially during the Liberation movement. He also received a Bachsas award for his play Ghor Jamai.

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