Vir Muktijoddha Khalekuzzaman, TV drama and film actor, died on March 21. He was 73 years old. When he fell ill, he was admitted to a private hospital in Dhaka. He died while undergoing treatment. This talented artist was born in 1950. He received his master’s degree in drama and fine arts from Chittagong University in 1974.
Actor and Member of Parliament Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooq passed away on May 15. The biggest loss of this year’s culture arena is his departure. He was not only an actor or a politician, he was a brave freedom fighter. and guardian of the culture family. He was under treatment for a long time in Singapore. He has been undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital for two consecutive years. Actor Farooq was suffering from various problems of high blood pressure, brain and nervous system. Hero Farooq came to the big screen through the film ‘Jalchhabi’. He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1975 for his performance. In 2016, he was awarded a lifetime award.
Actress Mita Chowdhury passed away while undergoing treatment in London on June 30. Daughter Navin Chowdhury announced the news of her death through a post from the actress’s Facebook account. He was suffering from cancer. The popular dramatist of the seventies and eighties returned to the country in 2006 after a long stay in exile. He started acting. His first serial was called ‘Shaant Kutir’. Apart from acting, Mita Chowdhury created the manuscript of ‘Good Night Mother’ based on ‘Night Mother’ by American playwright Marsha Norman.
Popular Bangladeshi lyricist and producer Rajeev Ashraf passed away on September 1. He is one of the most talented lyricists of the country. Rajeev teamed up with popular singer Arnav and presented many audience-pleasing songs. One of them is the song ‘Hoke Kalrab’ which has returned to the mouths of the youth in the 1990s. Many popular songs written by him have been received by the listeners of this country.
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Ekushey medalist dancer and actress Zeenat Barkatullah passed away on September 20.
Eguni has been fighting with physical ailments for a long time. Earlier this year, he was also hospitalized with brain hemorrhage and lung infection. After independence, Zeenat Barkatullah played an important role in the development of dance practice in the cultural movement of Bangladesh. He has acted in about 80 television dramas. Bangladesh government awarded him Ekushey Padak in 2022 for his special contribution to dance.
Syed Salauddin Zaki
Syed Salahuddin Zaki, Ekushey Medal winning filmmaker of ‘Ghuddi’ fame passed away on September 21. Syed Salahuddin Zaki won the National Film Award in 1980. Apart from filmmaking, he also taught. Many builders have come up with his hands.
Actor, director and poet Tarek Mahmood passed away on October 27. Although he appeared in a short role in the drama, he was well received. Wrote many screenplays and poems.
The most talked about unexpected death of this year is the suicide of actress Humaira Himu. The popular small screen actress passed away on November 2. He hanged himself from the ceiling fan in front of his lover. Humaira Himu was born on 23 November 1985 in Lakshmipur district. He first entered the theater world by acting in stage plays. He acted for the French theater group.