Entertainment Correspondent: Octogenarian actress Rani Sarkar passed away at the age of 86 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the capital early Saturday.
She breathed her last at 4:00am. She was undergoing treatment for old age complications.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Chalacchitra Shilpi Samity (Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association) Zayed Khan confirmed her death to risingbd.com.
The namaz-e-janaza of the actress will be held at her workplace Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) at 2:30pm. Then, she will be buried at Azimpur graveyard.
After a short stint in theatre, Rani Sarker started her acting on silver screen in 1958 in AJ Karadars Urdu film Dur Hai Sukh Ki Gaon.
In her long career, the actress acted in around 250 films including Chanda, Talaash, Bandhon, Sangam, Ish Darti Par, Paiose, Kaise Kahu, Azan, Kacher Deyal, Kach Kata Hire, Behula, Anowara, Chhoddobeshi, Bhawal Sannyasi Titas Ekti Nadir Naam, Chandranath, Shubhoda, Devdas and others.
In 2016, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provided her financial support worth Tk 20 lakh. The same year, she received life time achievement award for her contribution in the film industry of Bangladesh.
Rani Sarkar was born in the Sonatola village of Kaliganj thana of Satkhira district.
risingbd/Dhaka/July 7, 2018/Rahat/AI