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Veteran actor Mahmud Sajjad passes away

  • Published at 05:27 pm October 24th, 2021
Actor Mahmud Sajjad
Actor Mahmud Sajjad Collected

He was suffering from post-covid complications

Veteran actor Mahmud Sajjad died in the capital on Sunday around 2:30 pm . He was 73.

His brother, noted cultural personality, M Hamid, confirmed that the actor passed away at Evercare Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for Covid from September 1.  Even though he had tested negative for Covid later on, he suffered from post Covid complications.

Mahmud Sajjad's body will be taken to the premise of the National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) at 11am on Monday. He will later be buried at his ancestral home in Mymensingh.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock at the death of the celebrated actor Mahmud Sajjad.

In a condolence message, the Prime Minister said the actor will remain alive in the hearts of people for his contributions. The Prime Minister prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to his family members.

President Abdul Hamid expressed deep grief over the death of the noted actor and theatre personality.

In a message of condolence, President Hamid said people will remember his contribution to the cultural area with due respect, his press secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB. The President also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

State Minister for cultural Affairs KM Khalid, who is the actor's younger brother, prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and also sought doa to the nation on behalf of his family.

Many cabinet members also mourned his death.

Mahmud Sajjad acted on stage as well as in TV dramas. His feature film debut was with Zahir Raihan's "Sansar." His first series drama was "Sakal Sandha."

He left behind his wife Mamtaz Begum, two sons and a host of relatives to mourn his death.

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