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ATM Shamsuzzaman to be buried at Jurain graveyard

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Published: 12:20, 20 February 2021   Update: 12:47, 20 February 2021
ATM Shamsuzzaman to be buried at Jurain graveyard

ATM Shamsuzzaman (File photo)

Ekushey Padak and National Film Award winning renowned actor ATM Shamsuzzaman will be buried after Asr prayers at Jurain graveyard following a namaz-e-janaza.

The popular actor breathed his last at his Sutrapur residence in the capital around 9:00 am on Saturday (February 20).

First namaz-e-janaza of ATM Shamsuzzaman will be held at Pir Saheb Bari Jame Masjid in Narinda after Johr prayers. He will be buried at Jurain graveyard following his second namaz-e-janaza at Sutrapur Bazar Jame Masjid after Asr prayers, said Rashed, son-in-law of the actor.

Earlier, the veteran actor was admitted to Asgar Ali Hospital in Gendaria on Wednesday (February 17) with breathing problem and he returned home on Friday.

The actor was born on September 10, 1941 in Daulatpur of Noakhali. His ancestral residence is at Borobari, Bholakot in Lakshmipur.

He studied at Pogose School and Collegiate School in Dhaka and at Lokonath High School in Rajshahi.

His father Nuruzzaman was a prominent lawyer and was involved in politics with Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Haque. His mother was Nurunnesa Begum. He was the eldest among five siblings, including three sisters.

Shamsuzzaman began his career in film as an assistant film director in ‘Bishkonya’ directed by Udayan Chowdhury. He wrote his first manuscript and story for the film ‘Jolchhobi’ which was directed by Narayan Ghosh Mita.

He wrote over a hundred scripts and stories throughout his life. He played major role in a movie in 1965. The actor came into discussion for his role in Amjad Hossain’s ‘Noyonmoni’.

The veteran actor was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2015 for his contribution to the art. He won the Bangladesh National Film Awards five times for his roles in: “Dayee Ke?” (1987), “Madam Fuli” (1999), “Churiwala” (2001), “Mon Bosena Porar Table E” (2009), and “Chorabali” (2012).