Ekushey Padak winning theatre activist and actor SM Mohsin died of COVID-19 on Sunday morning while undergoing treatment at BIRDEM General Hospital.
The actor’s son Rashek Mohsin confirmed the news to New Age.
‘My father breathed his last at about 9:30am on Sunday at BIRDEM General Hospital. We have not fixed time and place of his namaz-e-janaza and burial place,’ said Rashek Mohsin.
The actor tested positive for COVID-19 on April 5. He was admitted to Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College and later was shifted to Impulse Hospital. The impulse hospital authorities took him to ICU. Then he was taken to BIRDEM General Hospital.
SM Mohsin was born in Tangail. He studied Bangla and journalism at Dhaka University.
Mohsin made his radio debut performing in a play named Padakshep. He was also involved with theatre troupe Drama Circle.
SM Mohsin used to teach at drama and dramatics department of Jahangirnagar University. Besides, he also served as acting director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. He became an honorary fellow of the Bangla Academy in 2018.
SM Mohsin acted in Atiqul Haque Chowdhury-directed play namely Rokte Bheja Shapla, Munier Choudhury-directed play Kabar and Chithi. Besides, he acted in theatre productions namely Dipantar, Subachan Nirbasane, Chup Adalat Cholchhe and small screen productions entitled Mahar Ali, Sakin Sarisuri, Garam Bhat Athaba Nichhak Bhuter Galpa, Nilambari and others.
He also acted in films namely Chitra Nodir Pare, Brihannala and others.
He received Meril-Prothom Alo Puraskar, Shilpakala Padak and Ekushey Padak.