Anwar Hossain no moreNew Age Online
Anwar Hossain, who was known as the uncrowned Nabab of Bangla filmdom, died at the Square Hospital on early Friday. He was 82 at the time of his demise.
Hossain had been suffering from old age complications. He is survived by his wife, four sons and a daughter, and numerous well-wishers and fans across the country.
His first Namaz-e-janaza was held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Jumma prayers and a second janaza was held at the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation, commonly known as FDC. He was laid to rest at the Martyr Intellectual Graveyard in Mirpur.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia expressed profound sorrow at the demise of the legendary Bangla film actor.
Hossain acted in more than 500 films. He made his debut in Tomar Amar in 1961 and two years later played the role of the hero in Salauddin’s Surja Snyan. His performance in Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula (1967) placed him permanently in the heart of millions of movie lovers. He acquired the nickname of Nawab for his stunning performance in the film.
The endowed actor was born on December 6, 1931 in Jamalpur, as the third child of Nazir Hossain and Shadiya Khatun. His first footing in acting was in school life.
In his long and eventful career, Hossain has acted in numerous films including Bishkanya, Shaheed Titumir, Binimoy, Jiban Theke Niya, Nijere Haraye Khuji, Golapi Ekhon Dhakai, Lutera, Shimar, Bhat De, Pension, Talachabi, Matir Koley, Tufan Mail and Marjada.
Beside Bangla cinema, Anwar Hossain also acted in Urdu films. His most noticeable works on Urdu films are Nachghor, Bahana and Ujala.
The actor received the National Film Award for best actor in the film Lathiyal in 1975, and again for Golapi Ekhon Train-e, this time as supporting actor, in 1978. He won the National Film Award for the third time for another stellar performance in Dayi Ke in 1987. In 2012, the prominent actor was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in National Film Award 2010 for his contribution to the movie industry.
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