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ATM Shamsuzzaman laid to eternal rest

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2021-02-20 18:19:49
ATM Shamsuzzaman laid to eternal rest

Ekushey Padak and National Film Award winning actor ATM Shamsuzzaman was laid to eternal rest here this evening (Feb 20). 

He was buried at Jurain Graveyard following second namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers at Sutrapur Mosque.

The first namaz-e-janaza of noted actor ATM Shamsuzzaman was held at Narinda Pir Shaheb Mosque in Dhaka.

Earlier, the body of the eminent actor was taken to Sutrapur Community Centre where people from all walks of life paid their last tribute.

The eminent actor breathed his last around 9:00am, his daughter Koyel Ahmed said.

He was 79.

Earlier, he was admitted to Asgar Ali Hospital in Gendaria on February 17 with breathing problem and he returned home on Friday.

Abu Taher Mohammad (ATM) Shamsuzzaman was born on September 10, 1941, at Daulatpur, Noakhali. His career began as an assistant director in Udayan Chowdhury's film 'Bishkonnya' (1961).

His legendary acting career started in 1965. He earned his big name as an antagonist in Amjad Hossain's film 'Nayanmoni' (1976).

In his esteemed career as a journeyman in Dhallywood, ATM Shamsuzzaman wrote more than one hundred screenplays. He debuted as a director with the film 'Ebadat' in 2009.

The legendary comedian and antagonist won six National Film Awards for Best Actor in Kazi Hayat's 'Dayee Ke?' (1987), Best Comedy Actor in 'Madam Fuli' (1999), 'Churiwala' (2001), 'Mon Boshe Na Porar Table A' (2009), Best Supporting Actor in 'Chorabali' (2012) and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

He was also conferred upon the Ekushey Padak in 2015 for his outstanding contributions to Bangladesh's film industry.

BDST: 1819 HRS, FEB 20, 2021

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