Renowned film actor Shahin Alam passed away at a hospital in the capital on Monday. He was 58. Shahin Alam breathed his last at Asgar Ali Hospital in old Dhaka at 10:05pm.
Shahin Alam was diagnosed with kidney disease five years ago and had been regularly undergoing dialysis.Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association General Secretary of Zayed Khan confirmed the news on a Facebook post.
“He [Shahin Alam] passed away at 10:05pm on Monday. He was earlier put on life support. May his departed soul rest in peace,” said the post.
Shahin Alam made his silver screen debut with the film ‘Mayar Kanna’ in 1991 after participating in a talent hunt competition titled Notun Mukher Sondhane organised by Bangladesh Film Development Corporation in 1986.
Since then, he acted in over 100 films. His notable films are ‘Ghater Manjhi’, ‘Ek Palakey’, ‘Gariber Sangsar’, ‘Teji’, ‘Prem Pratishod’, ‘Tiger’, ‘Swapner Nayak’, ‘Big Boss’, ‘Pagla Babul’, ‘Papi Shantan’, ‘Dalapati’, ‘Ajana Shatru’, ‘Bidrahi Salauddin’, and ‘Dhakaia Mastan’.
He quit acting in 2011 after the release of his film ‘Daroaner Chhele’ and decided to make a living as a businessman.