Saturday, 27 November, 2021

Mahmud Sajjad laid to rest

Noted actor Mahmud Sajjad was laid to rest at his family graveyard in Mymensingh on Monday. He was buried following his Namaz-e-Janaza at Golgonda old Mosque in Mymensingh Sadar Upazila after Magrib prayers. 

Earlier, his body was taken to the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Politicians, civil society members, his colleagues, members of different socio-cultural organisations and people of all different professions paid their last respects to him from 11am to 12pm.

Dramatists Nasiruddin Yousuff, Ataur Rahman, Ramendu Majumdar, Bangladesh Awami League’s Cultural Affairs Secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liakat Ali Lucky, actress Falguni Hamid, cultural personality M Hamid among others paid tribute to him at BSA.

Mahmud Sajjad passed away on Sunday. He breathed his last around 2:30 pm at Evercare Hospital in the capital.

He was undergoing treatment at the hospital for Covid-19 related complications.

Mahmud Sajjad was admitted to a hospital on September 1 after being diagnosed with Covid-19. He was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) following deterioration of his health condition. The actor was later tested negative for Covid-19 but again he has taken to ICU followed by post-Covid-19 complications.

Mahmud Sajjad started his film career with renowned director Zahir Raihan’s film ‘Sangsar’ in 1968. His other notable films include Khan Ataur Rahman’s ‘Jhorer Pakhi’, ‘Apon Por’, and Aziz Azhar’s ‘Chokher Joley’.

Sajjad had been associated with the theatre since his early days in college. His first work was in a TV series titled, ‘Sakal Sandhya’.

Sajjad is survived by his wife Momtaz Begum and two children, Upal and Anjan.

Of his five brothers, M Hamid is the former director-general of Bangladesh Television and his younger brother KM Khalid is the state minister for cultural affairs.