National Award winning actor Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque was taken to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Sunday for better treatment.
He left Dhaka for Singapore on a special cargo flight around 08:00am.Farooque has been suffering from high fever for several days. Earlier, he was admitted to two hospitals in the Dhaka and tested for coronavirus, dengue, malaria and typhoid -- but the results came out negative.
Akbar Hossain Pathan, known by 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 successful. Farooque is one of the most recognisable stars of the classical and golden era of Bangladeshi film industry.
Farooque came to silver screen spot light in 1971 with the movie ‘Jolchobi’.