Popy visits ailing actor ATM Shamsuzzaman
Publish | 20 May 2019, 14:17
Three-time National Film Award winning actress Sadika Parvin Popy has visited ailing veteran actor ATM Shamsuzzaman at Asgar Ali Hospital in the capital.
The popular actress went to the hospital on Sunday and spent some time beside him.
After vesting the noted actor, Popy posted a status on her Facebook page.
In the status Popy wrote, ATM Shamsuzzaman is not only a good actor but also a good teacher. He is my father, and one of my favorite person.
“I am requesting all to pray for my father's quick recovery,” Popy wrote.
Popy also thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for extending her helping hand for ATM Shamsuzzaman’s treatment.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 13 gave Taka 10 lakh for better treatment of Ekushey Padak-winning actor ATM Shamsuzzaman and took his treatment resposibility.
The Ekushey Padak-winning actor was hospitalised on April 26 after suffering from indigestion. He was later put on life support on April 30 as his health condition deteriorated, but it was later removed on the same day as the condition improved slightly.
He was put on the ventilation again on May 6 which was withdrawn on May 11.
Shamsuzzaman, who wrote over 100 stories, and film scripts, started his career in 1961 as an Assistant Director in “Bishkonna” and gained popularity in the silver screen as a comedian.
He was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2015 while he won Bangladesh National Film Awards five times for his roles in “Dayee Ke?” (1987), “Madam Fuli” (1999), “Churiwala” (2001), “Mon Bosena Porar Table E” (2009) and “Chorabali” (2012).
His movie career started in 1961 as the Assistant Director in “Bishkonna” while he first gained popularity as an actor through Amzad Hossain’s “Noyonmoni” (1976).