• Suicide attack near Libya's Benghazi kills seven
  • Three Bangladeshis held in Mexico
  • Case filed on Gopibagh murders, DB to investigate
  • Chargesheet filed against 13 in Tazreen fire case
  • Thai opposition protesters gear up for fresh mass rally
  • Blockade underway amid sporadic violence
  • JCD calls hartal in Chittagong Monday
  • Cuba to enact new foreign investment law
  • Minister asks BRTC to run buses on long-routes from today
  • Army gets new SP guns, missiles
  • No permission for Hefajat’s Shapla Chattar rally: Quamrul
  • Shahbagh protesters submit memos to home, foreign ministries
  • Khaleda's press conference Tuesday
  • Khaleda’s only goal is to grab power: Muhith
  • Rangpur-Dhaka rail communications resume
  • Plenty of time for participatory polls: BNP
HOME  TIMEOUT
  
Print Friendly and PDF

Khaled Khan̢۪s death mourned

Monwarul Islam

Khaled KhanKhaled Khan

Cultural activists and others on Saturday mourned the death of actor Khaled Khan, who died in a hospital in Dhaka Friday night, by paying tribute to him.
Theatre activists and other cultural personalities crowded the Central Shaheed Minar where the body was kept for public viewing and then at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
He was buried in his parental house at Mirzapur in Tangail after two namaz-e-janazas, first after the juma prayers at the Dhaka University central mosque and the second at Mirzapur in Tangail, with his family, friends, fans and cultural personalities attending.
Khaled had a vibrant presence in almost all areas of performing arts for 30 years.
Khaled, who was the eldest among nine siblings, was born at Mirzapur in 1957. Khaled had a passion for acting from his school days when he performed in some school productions.
Later in 1976, he joined Nagarik Natya Sampraday whene he was a student of finance in Dhaka University. He quickly earned a place in the theatre arena for his acting skills, voice delivery and refined pronunciation.
He acted in almost all major productions of Nagarik Natya Sampraday, beginning with his appearance in Dewan Gazir Kissa.
‘Something about him impressed me at the beginning. He was meticulous about what he was doing,’ actor Ataur Rahman, also general secretary of Nagarik Natya Sampraday, said. M Fakhruzzaman Chowdhury, a senior member of the theatre group, said, ‘It is difficult for anyone to forget his the role of Bishu Pagla that Juba’da [he was known among his friends as Jubaraj] played in Rabindranath Tagore’s Raktakarabi and the role he played in Syed Shamsul Haque’s Irsha,’
Ataur, who was Khaled’s mentor, recollected their staging of Syed Haque’s Irsha in Kolkata. ‘The iconic Shambhu Mitra was present when we staged the play. Shambhu Mitra, who hardly made comments on someone’s performance, that day he praised Khaled a lot. He even said that he [Khaled] acts like him [Sambhu Mitra].’
Khaled was also into theatre direction, beginning with Budhadev Bose’s Kalsandhya, which won him and the production 14 awards in Bangladesh and in India.
He also directed plays such as Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Master Builder, Tagore’s Khudita Pashan and Muktadhara, among others.
Khaled directed three plays for theatre troupe Kanthasheelan and two for the troupe called Subachan Natya Sangsad.
For Kanthasheelan, Khaled directed Putul Khela (1993), an adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House; Bhrityarajtantra (1995) and Karigar (2004).
‘As a director, he was one of the best in the country. He he was careful about every little thing in a production, from acting to pronunciation, from set to light and from music to management,’ said Golam Sarower, president of Kathasheelan, who worked closely with Khaled.
‘He was soft-spoken and friendly. He could bring the best out of an actor,’ said Monirul Islam Shipon, a member of Subachan Natya Sangsad, who acted in Rupabati and Khudita Pashan that Khaled directed.
Khaled also had a remarkable presence on television, beginning in the early 1990s. He acted in many teleplays among which Rupnagar (1994) stands out.
Many still remember Khaled as Helal the character he played in Rupnagar.
‘Rupnagar is still arguably the most famous teleplays aired on any television channels. Khaled’s acting in a negative role was the cornerstone,’ said Nadir Chowdhury, who also played a major role in the teleplay.
Other famous teleplays he acted in include Eisab Dinratri, Mafassal Sangbaddata and Kon Kananer Phul.
Khaled was also a singer and recitation artiste. He lent voice to many jingles in television advertisements.
‘An artiste of his stature is rare. He was actor, director, singer, recitation artiste and what not. Khaled will be with us forever,’ said Hasan Arif, general secretary of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote, who was a longtime friend to Khaled.




Reader’s Comment

comments powered by Disqus
   

Khaled Khan̢۪s death mourned

Khaled Khan
Cultural activists and others on Saturday mourned the death of actor Khaled Khan, who died in a hospital in Dhaka Friday night, by paying tribute to him. Theatre activists and other cultural personalities crowded the Central Shaheed Minar where the body... Full story

Shimul Mustapha pleases crowd with recitation

Shimul Mustapha recites at the programme.
Noted recitation artiste Shimul Mustapha entertained the audience with lively presentation of about 100 poems in his modulated voice at a solo recitation programme at the Rabindra Sarabar in Dhanmondi on Friday. Programme titled Aposh Korini Ami Kokhono... Full story

Classical festival at Chhayanaut ends

Artistes of Chhayanaut present classical music on Friday.
The two-day classical music festival concluded through solo and group recitals of classical music at Chhayanaut auditorium on Friday. The ending day programme of the festival titled Suddho Sangeet Utsab 1420 began with a chorus presentation of raga... Full story

Jatra troupe Desh Opera celebrates 20th anniversary

A scene from Bargi Elo Deshe staged on Friday. — Ali Hossain Mintu
Noted jatra troupe Desh Opera celebrated its 20th founding anniversary through a two-day pala presentation at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy which began on Friday. The two-day festival tilted Jagarani Jatra Utsab comprised... Full story

Kareena no longer feels safe in Mumbai

Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor says that she no longer feels safe in Mumbai as she used to two years back and ‘feeling of unrest is always there in me’, Reports Times of India. Kareena was present at the launch of a TV channel’s app for the safety of women. When asked if... Full story

Cruise settles defamation lawsuit with publisher

Tom Cruise
Actor Tom Cruise on Friday settled a $50 million defamation lawsuit against a German media company that published a report saying the Hollywood star had ‘abandoned’ his daughter Suri after his divorce from actress Katie Holmes. Attorneys for Cruise... Full story

AROUND THE TOWN

Exhibition Architectural model exhibition To Live is to be Slowly Born By: Kashef Chowdhury Time: 12pm to 8pm Date: December 13 to January 13 Venue: Bengal Art Lounge... Full story
  • Online Poll


    Do you think that the government has successfully brought back normalcy in public life after the January 5 elections?

    • Yes
    • No
    • No comment
    Ajax Loader