Farooque’s condition improves

Culture Desk

29 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Farooque’s condition improves

The health condition of National Award-winning actor and lawmaker Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque’s is improving. According to Farooque’s family, he regained consciousness on Monday and has been talking to them.

The actor has been undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital since March 21 after losing consciousness due to a brain hemorrhage.

In the first week of March, Farooque along with his wife went to Singapore for a regular health check-up and was diagnosed with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), septicemia and pseudomonas.

As his condition started to deteriorate fast, he was taken to ICU on 18 March but was shifted to the cabin following slight improvement. He was taken to ICU again on March 21. 

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’.