Zaki directed the legendary romantic film 'Ghuddi' back in 1980
Renowned film-maker Syed Salahuddin Zaki, director of the popular Bangladeshi film “Ghuddi,” has been admitted to the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the capital’s United Hospital on Thursday night. He was suffering from numerous heart related complications for last few years and now is under the supervision of cardiologist Dr Reyan Anis.
Belayet Hossain Mamun, General Secretary of the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh (FFSB) said: “Syed Salahuddin Zaki is currently in United Hospital’s Critical Care Unit (CCU) and the hospital officials said he is now out of danger. He was taken to the hospital due to very high temperature and breathing complications. The doctors have kept him under observation because of his past cardiological issues and advised visitors not to visit him in the hospital for precautionary measures.”
“Doctors have informed that he will hopefully be released in a few days,” added Mamun.
Zaki directed the legendary romantic film “Ghuddi” back in 1980 that featured Raisul Islam Asad, Suborna Mustafa, and Nasiruddin Yousuff in lead roles. The film revolves round the protagonist Asad, a freedom fighter who struggles to get out of the trauma of war. He meets Ghuddi, played by Suborna Mustafa, at a film theatre and later falls in love.
“Ghuddi” bagged two National Film Awards back in 1980. Syed Salahuddin Zaki won the Best Screenplay title and Shafiqul Islam Swapan grabbed Best Cinematography.
Born on August 26, 1946 Zaki was also involved in the making of numerous telefilms, short films and popular television dramas. He was also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SATV for a few years.