Eminent Bangladeshi filmmaker Amjad Hossain has passed away at a Bangkok hospital. He was 76.
Family sources have confirmed the news.
Amjad Hossain, who suffered a stroke at his residence in the capital on November 18, was undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of Impulse Hospital at Tejgaon in the capital.
On November 25, after knowing the health condition of the filmmaker, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had taken full responsibility of his treatment at home and abroad.
The prime minister also allocated Tk 20 lakh for Amjad Hossain’s treatment while he was taken to Thailand for better treatment on November 27.
‘Ekushey Padak’-winning film director Amjad Hossain directed many films in his distinguished film career including, “Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978),” “Sundori (1979),” “Koshai (1980),” “Jonmo Theke Jolchi (1982),” “Bhat Dey (1984)”, “Golapi Ekhon Dhakay (2006)" and “Golapi Ekhon Bilatey (2010).”
Amjad was born in Jamalpur in 1942 and he entered Dhallywood in 1961 as an actor starring in a film, ‘Harano Din’.
Hossain left behind his two sons Sajjad Hossain Dodul and Sohel Arman to mourn his death.