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Veteran actor Tele Samad passes away

Samad performed in almost 600 Bangla films who enrolled in film industry as an actor with the movie “Kar Bou” in 1973  

Nayadiganta English Desk

07 April 2019,Sunday, 00:33



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Bangladesh’s veteran film actor and comedian Tele Samad has passed away, according to hospital authorities and relatives.

Samad, entertained his fans for the four decades with his unique style of comedy, breathed his last at around 11:30am on Saturday at the age of 74 at Square Hospital in Dhaka.

Tele Samad had been suffering from old-age complications for the past few years. He had a bypass surgery in the USA in 2017. Samad returned to Bangladesh in September the same year after recovery.

He was hospitalized twice in October and November. On October 20 last year he had an emergency surgery on his left toe.

Tele Samad was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital in Dhaka on December 21 last year.

Earlier, he was at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of Square Hospital. However, the hemoglobin count in his blood had fallen, and as a result he was transferred to a cabin in the BSMMU.

A fan-favorite actor and lovable comedian, Abdus Samad was born in Munshiganj in January 8 of 1945. He adopted the name Tele Samad as his movie career began to take off.

Samad, who performed in almost 600 Bangla films, entered into the film industry as an actor with the movie “Kar Bou,” directed by Nazrul Islam and released in 1973.   

Samad studied at the fine arts department of Dhaka University, and had a talent for music. He was the music director of the movie 'Mona Pagla.' Tele Samad’s fame mounted to the peak after his movie 'Nayanmoni' was released.”

His most memorable movie is “Paye Cholar Poth,” and he was a playback singer in more than 50 Bangladeshi flicks.

Tele Samad’s final acting performance was the movie Zero Degree, directed by Animesh Aich in 2015.

He left behind his wife, two sons, two daughters, a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

His Namaz-E-Janaza will be held at 11:00am tomorrow at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation premises. He will later be buried at his village Nayagaon, under the district of Munshiganj.

Kamruzzaman

 

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