Actor Sadek Bachchu has died of coronavirus at a city hospital on Monday noon.
He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the Mohakhali Universal Medical College Hospital in Dhaka at 12:05 pm.
Dr. Ashis Kumar Chakraborty, Managing Director of the hospital confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
The actor was put on life-support in the hospital as his condition started to deteriorate on Saturday night (September 12).
Earlier the actor was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with severe respiratory-related problems on September 8. Later on, the actor tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.
Sadek Bachchu has been away from acting for quite some time. His career in acting stretches over five decades in the theatre, radio, television, and cinema.
He won lots of appreciation for playing the villain in the film "Chadni." Since then he started to play the role of villains more often on the screen.
Television producer Abdullah Yusuf Imam noticed him in a play at Mohila Samity and took him to BTV. He then acted in the TV drama "Prothom Ongikar" in 1974. He has acted in over a thousand plays since then.
His first movie was "Ramer Sumoti," directed by Shahidul Amin.
Sadek Bachchu is from Chandpur. He was born as Mahbub Ahmed on 1 January 1955 in Chandpur.
BDST: 1252 HRS, SEP 14, 2020