National Film Award-winning director Kazi Hayat has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after his condition deteriorated.
Kazi Hayat was undergoing treatment at the Corona unit of Popular Medical College hospital for about a week. He was shifted to ICU around 09:00pm on Sunday.Confirming the news, his son actor Kazi Maruf said, “Forty percent of the lungs of my father has been affected. His condition deteriorated on Sunday night. Then he was shifted to ICU.”
Maruf urged the countrymen to pray for his father’s speedy recovery.
The 74-year old director was admitted to the hospital a week ago after being tested positive for coronavirus on March 10. His wife also tested positive for coronavirus.
Kazi Hayat is a renowned film director, producer, writer and actor of the country. Hayat started his career as an assistant director in 1974. He debuted his directorial career with the film ‘The Father’ (1979).
Hayat won Bangladesh National Film Awards eight times - Best Story for ‘Dayi Ke’ (1987), Best Dialogue and Best Screenplay for ‘Traash’ (1992), Best Story for ‘Chandabaz’ (1993), Best Director and Best Screenplay for ‘Desh Premik’ (1994), Best Cinematography for ‘Ammajan’ (1999), and Best Director for ‘Itihas’ (2002).