Popular film actor Wasim dies

April 18, 2021

Actor Mesbahuddin Ahmed, popularly known as Wasim, died at 12:40am on Sunday at Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital in the capital. He was 74. Wasim was suffering from aging-associated diseases. He is survived by one son.
Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association general secretary Zayed Khan confirmed the matter in a Facebook post.
Wasim was born on March 23, 1947. He had acted in Read more

Veteran actress Kabori dies

April 18, 2021

Film industry mourns death of ‘pretty girl’
Veteran actress Sarah Begum Kabori died of COVID-19 at about 12:20 am on Saturday while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in the capital at the age of 73.
Her son Shaker Chisti confirmed the matter to media.
Film industry insiders expressed deep shock at the death of Kabori, who was popular among the masses as the Read more

Maradona laid to rest

November 27, 2020

Huge crowds bade a grief-filled farewell to Argentina’s favourite son Diego Maradona before the football legend was buried on the outskirts of Buenos Aires after a chaotic public wake.
The 1986 World Cup winner widely regarded as one of the greatest players in history was laid to rest on Thursday after a ceremony attended by family and close friends in the Read more

Soumitra Chatterjee tests Covid-19 negative: Hospital sources

October 15, 2020

Noted actor Soumitra Chatterjee has tested negative for coronavirus and his condition has improved, doctors attending on him at a private hospital in Kolkata said on Wednesday.
Chatterjee, 85, has had no fever since Tuesday evening but is still in an “acute confusional state”, reports our New Delhi correspondent quoting doctors at Belle Vue Clinic where the veteran actor Read more

A prolific playback voice goes silent forever

July 6, 2020

Andrew Kishore, one of the most prolific playback singers of the country, passed away this evening at his hometown Rajshahi after battling cancer for months. He was 64. Kishore breathed his last at 7:00pm at the residence of his sister Dr Shikha Biswas in Rajshahi city, his brother-in-law Dr Patrick Bipul Biswas confirmed to The Daily Star.
“He passed away at 7:00 pm. I can’t tell Read more

Amjad Hossain passes away

December 14, 2018

Ekushey Padak and National Film Award winning actor-filmmaker Amjad Hossain passed away on Friday noon at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok.
Hossain was 76 and is survived by two sons and wife.
He breathed his last at around 2:57pm in Bangladesh time, Hossain’s daughter-in-law Rasheda Akhter informed New Age.
Hossain was undergoing treatment at Read more

Bollywood superstar Sridevi dies of heart attack

February 25, 2018

Bollywood actress Sridevi, whose acting prowess and beguiling eyes helped her rule Bollywood in 1980s, died of cardiac arrest in Dubai at the age of 54 plunging the Indian cinema industry into mourning.
Sridevi who had gone to Dubai along with her family to attend the wedding of her nephew a few days ago, passed away late on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed her brother-in-law Read more

Noted singer Shammi Akhtar passes away

January 16, 2018

Noted singer Shammi Akhtar passed away on the way to Birdem Hospital in Dhaka this afternoon. She was 62.
Akhtar was suffering from breast cancer for past six years. She is survived by her husband singer Akramul Islam, a son and a daughter.
‘Shammi was suffering from cancer for the last six years. This afternoon (Tuesday) we were taking her to BIRDEM hospital Read more

DiCaprio gives 7m for ocean conservation

June 19, 2014

DiCaprio gives 7m for ocean conservationLeonardo DiCaprio has pledged $7 million for ocean
conservation, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ actor spoke at the State Department’s Our Ocean Conference in Washington yesterday (17.06.14), to decry ‘’the Wild West on the high seas’ and called for moves to curb ‘plundering the ocean and its vital resources’ as he vowed to make Read more

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban sing for sick children

June 17, 2014

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban sing for sick childrenOscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and singer husband Keith Urban performed for sick children at a hospital, reports India Today. The couple sang an emotional version of Amazing Grace in front of patients, their families and members of staff at the Monash Children’s Hospital in Australia yesterday, reported Female First.
The 46-year-old singer pulled out Read more

Suchitra Sen: after the magic moments

January 17, 2014

Suchitra Sen- after the magic momentsVeteran actor Suchitra Sen breathed her last on Friday morning at a Kolkata hospital. The 82-year-old actor acted mostly in Bengali films, a few in Hindi with Aandhi hitting the screens in 1975.
Ironically, that was the year of the draconian Emergency in India, imposed by the country’s ‘Iron Lady’ Indira Gandhi. Sen played a politician in Aandhi, a politician modelled on Gandhi herself Read more

Mandela’s life on screen

December 9, 2013

Mandela’s life on screenHe led a life filled with drama, struggle and political triumph, so it comes as little surprise that Nelson Mandela – who passed away this week at the age of 95 – was one of the most portrayed global figures of the past 50 years.
Actors including Danny Glover, Sidney Poitier and Morgan Freeman have all played the former president of South Africa on screen.
The most recent actor to Read more

Entertainment world pays tribute to Mandela

December 7, 2013

Entertainment world pays tribute to MandelaThe news of the death of Nelson Mandela broke during a royal gala screening of the autobiographical film Long Walk to
Freedom in London, reports BBC online.
The screening was attended by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, as well as two of Mandela’s daughters.
Idris Elba, who plays Read more

Stars donate tracks for Philippines

November 27, 2013

Stars donate tracks for PhilippinesStars including Beyonce and Adele are among those who have donated tracks to an album that will raise money for the
Philippines Red Cross, reports BBC online.
The digital album of 39 songs also includes tracks from The Beatles, One Direction, U2, Lady Gaga and Bob Dylan.
The artists, record companies Read more

Tisha excited to carry BD-Korea goodwill

November 24, 2013

Tisha excited to carry BD-Korea goodwillNusrat Imrose Tisha received a rare honour two months ago when she was appointed the Goodwill
Ambassador of South Korea in Bangladesh for a two-year term. Now, with Korea’s year-long
celebration of the 40th anniversary of bilateral relations with Bangladesh set to be held this Read more

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