Actor Farooq passes away
Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooq, veteran actor, member of Parliament and freedom fighter of Bengali film Miyabhai, passed away.
He died on Monday (March 15) at 8:30 am while undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun).
Farooq's wife Farhana Pathan confirmed the matter. She said that his body will be brought home on Tuesday morning flight.
She said, actor Farooq died around 8:30 am on Monday. He was under treatment in a hospital in Singapore for almost two years.
Actor Farooq had appeared in the big screen through the film 'Jalchhabi' directed by H Akbar. He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1975 for his performance. In 2016, he was awarded a lifetime award.
Notable films he has acted include Sareng Bau, Lathiyal, Sujan Sakhi, Nayan Moni, Mia Bhai, Pinky Now Train, Saheb, Alor Michili, Din Jae Katha Rahe etc.