Former actor Ananta Jalil has expressed his willingness to bear the educational expenses of the two younger brothers of Rajib Hasan who died following a tragic road accident in Dhaka.
In a Facebook post on the day of his birthday yesterday Ananta, once known as an action hero in Bangla cinema, expressed his shock over the death of Rajib.
“The future of his two younger brothers is at risk due to Rajib's untimely death. Therefore, on the day of my birthday I want to take the responsibility of education of the two children who has no family,” he said in the post.
Later, Ananta’s post was praised highly by his followers as well as other Facebook users.Ananta, chairman and managing director of AJI Group, submitted his post from Makkah in Saudi Arabia.
On April 3, Rajib Hasan, a 2nd year student of Govt Titumir College, was going to attend his classes by a double-decker bus of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BTRC). He was standing on the rear gate dangling his right hand outside as the bus was overcrowded.
When the bus got stranded at the Sonargaon crossing near Panthakunja park, a ‘Sajan Paribahan’ bus tried to make its way through the narrow space in between the BRTC bus and the footpath. However, Rajib's right hand was pressed in between the two buses and got severed from the elbow.
Later on Tuesday, Rajib lost his battle at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Rajib had been both elder brother and guardian to 14-year-old Abdullah Hridoy and 15-year-old Mehedi Hasan Bappi after their father died in 2007.
Their mother had died when Rajib was only eight years old and the youngest brother was just 10 months. They had all been looked after by extended family members.