Ekushey Padak-winning actor Ilias Kanchan, widely famed for his movement titled 'Nirapad Sarak Chai, is being honored for his special role in cinema, social service and for his contribution to make the country's roads safer.
The award will be handed over to him at Dhaka Club in the afternoon of November 19.
When asked about the award Ilias Kanchan said, “Basically I have not been engaged to the road safety movement to get any award. I involved in the movement as a citizen, I do it thinking of my own responsibility to the society. Now, National Road Safety Day is observed in the country.”
Ilias Kanchan appeared in more than 350 films during the 1980s and 1990s. He earned Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Parineeta. He is a road safety activist in Bangladesh.