Hundreds of people from all walks of life paid their last tributes to iconic actor Razzak at the Central Shaheed Minar on Tuesday, says UNB.
Politicians, cultural personalities, and activists converged on the area to say goodbye to Nayak Raj Razzak while Sammalita Sangskritik Jote arranged a tribute programme.
Comparing Razzak with Mohanayak Uttam Kumar, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said, "He had contributed to Bangla films for five decades. His death is a great loss to us."
Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed and Health minister Mohammed Nasim, were among others, present.
Razzak’s 2nd namaz-e-janaza was held at Azad Mosque in Gulshan after Asar prayer.
Earlier, his 1st namaz-e-janaza was held on the premises of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) on Tuesday morning.
Razzak's body was taken to BFDC premises at 11:10am and his first namaz-e- janaza was held there at 11:35am. His body was kept there till 12:10pm enabling his colleagues and admirers to pay their last respect to him.
Information minister Hasanul Haque Inu paid tributes to the iconic actor at the BFDC in the morning when a lot of artistes, his co-workers, and fans from across the country paid their respects to him.
Popular film actress Babita said," Razzak is an institution for our film industry. He was unique as a friend, philosopher and star. He'll always stay everywhere at the BFDC."
President of Bangladesh Chalachitra Shilpi Samity Misha Saudagar said, "He was our inspiration. His long-term acting career is source of lessons for us."
His body was taken to the Central Shaheed Minar at around 12:30 AM for the people of all walks of life to pay tributes.
Notably, Razzak, popularly known as Nayak Raj Razzak, passed away on Monday afternoon around 6:15 PM at United Hospital at the age of 75. He suffered from pneumonia and old-age complications.
Razzak is survived by his wife and four children.
His family members informed that the actor’s body was being kept in the hospital’s mortuary.
“Our primary decision was to bury his body at the Banani graveyard after arrival of his son Bappi from Canada. However, as Bappi’s return is uncertain, he will be laid to rest today,” they revealed.
He was born on 23 January 1942 at Nagtala in Taliganj of Kolkata, in India.