Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Anwar Hossain, who is popularly known as the “uncrowned nawab of the Bangla cine-world” died at a city hospital early Friday. He was 82.
The superhero of the silver screen breathed his last around 2:00am at Square Hospital in the capital Dhaka.
He had been suffering from different kinds of old age complications, according to reports.
He left behind his wife, four sons and a daughter, and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
His first Namaz-e-Janaza was held at Baitul Mukarram national mosque after Jumma prayer and second one was held at his long-known work place at capital’s FDC.
Then the legend was laid to his eternal rest at Mirpur Intellectual Graveyard in the afternoon on his mother’s grave.
The veteran artiste had acted in over 500 films.
Anwar Hossain received the National Film Awards for best actor for his brilliant work in the film “Lathiyal”, and again for “Golapi Ekhon Train-e”, as supporting actor.
He once again was awarded the National Film Award for the film “Dayi Ke” and was awarded BACHSAS Award.
Last year, the prominent actor was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in National Film Award for his vital role in our film industry.
BBN/SSR/AD-13Sept13-9:54 pm (BST)