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 Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok since November 27.
Earlier he was on life support at a local hospital for over 10 days after he had suffered a stroke on November 18.
Born on 14 August, 1942 in Jamalpur, Amjad Hossain started writing rhymes and poems at an early age. He also wrote short stories, children’s stories and novels.
He started his career in film as an actor in 1963. Later, he established himself as a director.
Hossain directed many acclaimed films including Golapi Ekhon Trainey (1978), Sundori (1979), Koshai (1980), Jonmo Theke Jolchhi (1982), Dui Poysar Alta (1982), Bhat Dey (1984), Golapi Ekhon Dhakay (2006) and Golapi Ekhon Bilatey (2010).
He received many awards including Ekushey Padak (1992), Bangla Academy Literary Award (2004), Uro Shishu Shahitya Puroshkar (2008) and Fazlul Haque Memorial Award (2009).

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