Veteran actres Sarah Begum Kabori has died. She was 70.
She breathed her last at hospital care on Friday midnight, her son, Shaker Chishti, confirmed the news to the media.
The actor’s health has been steadily deteriorating since Thursday afternoon, April 15.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep condolence on departure of the cultural veteran.
On April 8, she was shifted to the intensive care at Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute & Hospital.
She was previously being treated at Kurmitola General Hospital after she had tested positive for corona virus.
The two-time National Film Award winner, who bagged the first for her role in Sareng Bou in 1978 and later claimed the Life time Achievement award in 2013, was admitted to the hospital on Monday night, April 5.
Kabori, who remains in critical condition, made her big screen debut when she was only 13 years old, and garnered immense popularity for her portrayals. She has paired up with the biggest names of the Bangladeshi film industry including Razzak, Farooque, Bulbul Ahmed, Alamgir, Sohel Rana and Ujjal.
From participating in the country’s Liberation War and appearing in a broadcast of Radio India during the war to engaging in political activities in her later years, Kabori’s life and achievements, both in her private and professional life, are bound to intrigue many fans and readers.
Kabori, also a former lawmaker from Narayanganj, started shooting for her new film “Ei Tumi Sei Tumi” in March last year, which is yet to end due to the ongoing pandemic.