Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday provided financial assistance of Tk 10 lakh to veteran actor ATM Shamsuzzaman for treatment, reports UNB.
On behalf of prime minister, her special assistant barrister Biplob Barua handed over the cheque to Shamsuzzaman’s daughter Koyel at Azgar Ali Hospital in Old Dhaka in the morning.Shamsuzzaman was hospitalised on April 26 after suffering from indigestion and underwent a gallbladder surgery a day later.
The Ekushey Padak winner was put on life support after his condition deteriorated.
Abu Taher Mohammad Shamsuzzaman (known as ATM Shamsuzzaman) born on September 10,1941is a Bangladeshi film and television actor, director and screen-playwright. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh. He won Bangladesh National Film Awards five times for his roles in Dayee Ke? (1987), Madam Fuli (1999), Churiwala (2001), Mon Bosena Porar Table E (2009) and Chorabali (2012).
His film career began with filmmaker Udayan Chowdhury as an assistant director in films “Manusher Bhagban” and “Bishwokanya”. He got his breakthrough through his role in the film 1976 “Nayanmoni” (1976), directed by Amjad Hossain. Earlier he played the role of Ramzan in the play Sangsaptak, aired in 1960.