Khaled Khan buriedStaff Correspondent
Actor Khaled Khan, who died of a heart attack in BIRDEM Hospital on Friday night after suffering from motor neuron disease for about 12 years that left him paralysed, was buried in his parental house at Mirzapur in Tangail on Saturday.
The body was kept at the Central Shaheed Minar on Saturday morning for two hours for public viewing. The body was then taken to the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy before the first namaz-e-janaza at the central mosque in Dhaka University after the juma prayers.
Theatre activists and other cultural personalities crowded the Shaheed and the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy to pay their last tribute to him.
The body was then sent to his parental house at Mirzapur in Tangail and after the second namaz-e-janaza after the asr prayers there, he was buried by his father’s grave in the afternoon.
Khaled, who was born at Mirzapur in 1957, 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 acted in almost all major productions of Nagarik Natya Sampraday, beginning with Dewan Gazir Kissa.
Khaled was also involved in 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 also had a remarkable presence on television, beginning in the early 1990s. He acted in many teleplays among which Rupnagar (1994) stands out.
Other famous teleplays he acted in include Eisab Dinratri, Mafassal Sangbaddata and Kon Kananer Phul.
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