Veteran cinematographer Mahfuzur Rahman Khan passed away at a city hospital early Friday.
He was 70.Confirming this to media, organising secretary of Bangladesh Cinematographer's Samiti Kabirul Islam Khan said, “Mahfuzur Rahman breathed his last at a private hospital at 12:26 am.”
Mahfuzur Rahman Khan, nine-time National Award winning cinematographer, was admitted to Green Life Hospital Limited as he fell sick at night last November 25.
Later, he was shifted to United Hospital as per doctors’ advice and put on life-support system. The cinematographer died while undergoing treatment at the latter hospital on early Friday.
Kabirul Islam Khan said, “The first namaz-e-janaza of Mahfuzur Rahman Khan is scheduled to be held at Chawkbazar Shahi Jame Mosque in Old Dhaka this noon.”
Later, his body might be taken to Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) following his family’s consent, he added.
Mahfuzur Rahman won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Cinematography a record nine times for the films Obhijan (1984), Sohojatri (1987), Poka Makorer Ghor Bosoti (1996), Srabon Megher Din (1999), Dui Duari (2000), Hajar Bachhor Dhore (2005), Amar Ache Jol (2008), Ghetuputra Komola (2012) and Padma Patar Jol (2015).Khan directed and produced films as well. He acted in a lead role in the films Jallader Darbar, Amar Janmabhumi, Dabi, Alo Chhaya and Cholo Ghor Badhi.