Iconic actor Razzak laid to rest

Legendary actor Razzak, who passed away at a city hospital on Monday, laid to eternal rest at Banani Graveyard in Dhaka on Wednesday morning.

He was buried around 10:20am.

Earlier, his two namaz-e-janazas were held at Azad Mosque in Gulshan and Bangladesh Film Development Corporation respectively on Tuesday.

Hundreds of people from all walks of life paid their last tributes to the iconic actor at the Central Shaheed Minar.

Politicians, cultural personalities and activists converged on the area to say goodbye to Nayak Raj [the king of heroes] Razzak while Sammalita Sangskritik Jote arranged the tribute programme.

Information minister Hasanul Haque Inu and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader paid tributes to the iconic actor at the BFDC in the morning when a lot of artistes, his co-workers and fans from across the country paid their respects to him with teary eyes.

Popular film actress Babita said, ‘Razzak is an institution for our film industry. He was unique as a friend, philosopher and star. He’ll ever remain everywhere at the FDC.’

President of Bangladesh Chalachitra Shilpi Samity Misha Saudagar said, ‘He was our inspiration. His long-term acting career is source of lessons for us.’

Earlier on Monday, the actor was taken to United Hospital around 5:30pm after he had suffered a cardiac arrest and physicians declared him dead around 6:13pm.

Razzak, the founding president of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, was born on January 23, 1942 at Nagtala of Taliganj in Kolkata.

Source: New Age