Prominent actor and lawmaker Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque has been undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital for the last two weeks. He is in critical condition.
Rowshan Hossain Pathan Shorot, son of the actor, confirmed the news. He said, “My father lost his consciousness on March 21 and has been given treatment in ICU since then. On Monday, his physical condition further deteriorated as he was suffering from stomach bleeding and other health complications. I urge everyone to pray for my father.”Shorot also said his father was diagnosed with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), septicemia, and pseudomonas.
In the first week of March, Farooque along with his wife went to Singapore for regular health check-up and was diagnosed with the disease.
As his condition started to deteriorate, he was taken to ICU on March 18.
Actor Farooque, who is also a freedom fighter, film producer and businessman, was elected MP from Dhaka-17 constituency in the last national election.
Farooque appeared in over 150 films in a career spanning more than five decades. Most of his films were commercially and critically successful.
Farooque came to silver screen spot light in 1971 with the movie ‘Jolchobi’. His most notable films are ‘Abar Tora Manush Ho’, ‘Lathial’, ‘Sujon Sokhi’, ‘Golapi Ekhon Train e’, ‘Sareng Bou’, ‘Nayanmoni’, and ‘Mia Bhai’.He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Lathial in 1975 but he declined to receive the award. In addition, he was awarded the Bangladesh National Film Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016.