Eminent actor and director Khaled Khan died at Birdem Hospital in the capital last evening. He was 55.
Brigadier General (Rtd) Shahidul Haque Mallik, director of Birdem, told the Dhaka Tribune that Khaled Khan was declared dead at 8:10pm.
The body of the actor will be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar at 10:30am today so that people from all walks of life can pay their respects.
The famous actor was suffering from motor neuron disease for the last 12 years which left the lower part of his body paralysed.
Earlier on Monday, Khaled Khan had been put on life support after he got a respiratory attack in the afternoon.
Khaled Khan gained his popularity both on television and on stage playing roles in numerous plays. He joined the leading theatre group Nagorik Natya Sampradaya in 1978. He has received many awards including the IT Theatre Award 2013.
He was born in Tangail on February 9, 1958. He worked as treasurer for the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. He was previously the finance director of the institution and had earlier served as the registrar and deputy director of administration.