Popular Bangladeshi film actor, freedom fighter and ruling Awami League lawmaker for Dhaka-17 Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque passed away while undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Monday. He was 74.
The actor died at about 10:00am Singapore local time, said a press release issued by the ministry of cultural affairs.
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan and state minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid, in seperate statements, expressed deep shock at the death of Farooque.
Farooque dominated the silver screen during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. He was born on August 18, 1948 in Dhaka.
Farooque has acted in more than 150 films. He received National Film Award in Best Actor in a Supporting Role Category for the film ‘Lathial’ in 1975.