DHAKA: Veteran actor and film director Abdur Razzak, also known as Nayak Raj Razzak, has passed away at the age of 75.
The legendary Bangla movie star died of cardiac arrest at the city's United Hospital around 6:10 pm on Monday (Aug 21).
According to sources of United Hospital, "Razzak was taken to the hospital at around 5:20 pm where the on-duty doctors declared him dead around 6:10pm."
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock at the death of the renowned film star.
Razzak was born on Jan 23 in 1942 at Nagtola in Taliganj of Kolkata. He loved acting from his schooldays and also worked on stage in the early days. He first stood in front of the camera for the film “Shilalipi”.
In 1964, he moved to Dhaka and met Abdul Jabbar Khan, producer of the film “Mukh O Mukhosh”. He later got a job at the production house Iqbal Films with the help of Jabbar.
Some of his notable works are “Abirbhab”, “Bashori”, “Etotuku Asha” “Nil Akhasher Niche”, “Je Agune Puri”, “Moinamothi”, “Dwip Neva Nai”, “Sharalipi”, “Ashikkhit”, “Chutir Ghanta” and more.
BDST: 1830 HRS, AUG 21, 2017