Actor Farooque hospitalised again

Culture Desk

3 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Actor Farooque hospitalised again

National film award-winning actor Akbar Hossain Pathan, popularly known as Farooque, has been admitted to a hospital in the capital again.

Actor and President of Bangladesh Film Artists' Association Misa Sawdagar confirmed the news to media.

“Farooque bhai was admitted to United Hospital on Monday evening with fever”, Misa said.

 Earlier on August 16, he was admitted to the hospital with fever, and on August 26 he was discharged.

He tested negative for coronavirus twice.

Akbar Hossain Pathan, known by the stage name Farooque, is a popular actor of the country. 

Farooque, also a lawmaker, appeared in over 150 films in a career spanning more than five decades. Most of his films were commercially and critically successful. Farooque is one of the most recognisable stars of the classical and golden era of Bangladeshi film industry.

He was the first artiste selected for the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Lathial in 1975 but he declined to receive the award. In addition, he was awarded the Bangladesh National Film Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016. As one of the most dominant actors in the Bangladeshi movie scene during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, Farooque is widely considered as one of the greatest and influential actors in the history of Bangladeshi cinema.

Farooque came to silver screen spot light in 1971 with the movie ‘Jolchobi’.

His most notable films are ‘Abar Tora Manush Ho’, ‘Lathial’, ‘Sujon Sokhi’, ‘Golapi Ekhon Train e’, ‘Sareng Bou’, ‘Nayanmoni’, and ‘Mia Bhai’.