DHAKA: Md Barkatullah, noted television personality and father of popular actress Bijori Barkatullah, died of coronavirus at a city hospital on Monday morning. He was 76.
He breathed his last at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Green Life Hospital at around 9:30am while undergoing treatment.
Bijori Barkatullah earlier had posted on Facebook about Barkatullah being taken to the ICU of Green Life Medical College and Hospital.
According to her post, he was on ventilator and was diagnosed with Covid-19.
Barkatullah left behind his wife, renowned dance artiste Zeenat Barkatullah, and his two daughters including Kajori Barkatullah.
Barkatullah served as the General Manager of BTV. As a producer, he was responsible for memorable works such as "Kothao Keu Nei", "Shokal Shondha", "Dhakay Thaki" and "Nokkhotrer Raat".
He will be buried in the Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard in Mirpur.
BDST: 1800 HRS, AUG 03, 2020