December 5, 2023, 2:50 pm


Staff Correspondent

Published:
2023-05-18 03:03:59 BdST

Farooque laid to eternal rest in Gazipur


Renowned actor Akbar Hossain Pathan, popularly known as Farooque, was laid to eternal rest in Kaliganj of Gazipur district on Tuesday night.

He was buried at his family graveyard, next to his parents, at Tumulia following a namaz-e-janaza there at 9 pm, said Abu Bakkar Mia, chairman of Tumulia union parishad.

People from all walks of life including politicians thronged the area to pay their last tribute to the renowned actor.

Earlier, the mortal remains of actor Farooque arrived in Dhaka from Singapore a day after his demise.

Later, the body was taken to his Uttara residence in the capital from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:15 am, according to family members. 

The body was kept at Central Shaheed Minar from 11 am to 1 pm for all to pay their last respects to the beloved actor. 

After that, the body was taken to the premises of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) where a first namaz-e-janaza was held after Zuhr prayer.

Around 3:30 pm, the body was taken to Channel i from BFDC.

Later, another namaz-e-janaza of him was held at Gulshan Azad Mosque in Dhaka at 5 pm. 

The actor breathed his last at the age of 75 while undergoing treatment in Singapore on Monday morning. He had been undergoing treatment there. 

Farooque was elected an MP from Dhaka-17 constituency in the last national election.

He made his debut on the big screen in H Akbar's film "Jolchhobi".

His performance in "Lathiyal" earned him a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1975.

He was fondly known as "Mia Bhai" to the masses. He appeared in over 150 films in a career spanning more than five decades.

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