Ekushey Padak winning theatre activist and actor S M Mohsin died of Covid-19 on Sunday morning.
He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at BIRDEM General Hospital at 9:30am.
Mohsin’s son Based Mohsin confirmed the news.
His namaz-e-janaza will be held after Asr prayer. Then he will be buried at Azimpur graveyard in the capital, said Salahuddin Lavlu, President of Directors Guild.
Mohsin was awarded the Ekushey Padak Puroshkar in 2020 for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry.
He is renowned for projects like “Rokte Bheja Shapla”, “Kabar” and “Chithi”.
S M Mohsin acted in theatre productions “Dipantar”, “Subachan Nirbasane”, “Chup Adalat Cholchhe” and small screen productions entitled “Mahar Ali”, “Sakin Sarisuri”, “Garam Bhat Athaba Nichhak Bhuter Galpa”, “Nilambari”, among others.
His silver screen outings were “Chitra Nodir Pare” and “Brihannala”.
Film actor Wasim no more
Noted actor Mesbahuddin Ahmed Wasim, popularly known as Wasim, died in a city hospital early Sunday. He was 74.
He breathed his last around 12:40 am at Dhaka’s Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital, said Zayed Khan, general secretary of the Bangladesh Film Artists Association.
The actor had been suffering from various geriatric diseases for several years. He is survived by one son.
Wasim started his career in 1972 as an assistant director in the film ‘Chhanda Hariye Gelo’ directed by renowned filmmaker SM Shafi. He also played a small role in that film.
He later made his acting debut in 1974 with the film ‘Raater Par Din’. He was one of the top heroes in folk fantasy and action films during the seventies and eighties.
Wasim has acted in scores of hit films, including The Rain, Daku Mansur, Jighangsa, Ke Ashol Ke Nakal, Bahadur, Dost Dushman, Mansi, Dui Rajkumar, Saudagar, Naram Garam and Iman.