Alexa Actor Saleh Ahmed dies at 83

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Actor Saleh Ahmed dies at 83

 Entertainment Correspondent

 Published: 03:08 PM, 24 April 2019   Updated: 04:07 PM, 24 April 2019

Saleh Ahmed

Saleh Ahmed

Veteran Actor Saleh Ahmed has passed away (Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un) at the age of 83.   

He died on Wednesday at capital’s Apollo Hospital at 2:33 pm. 

His cousin and actor Ahsanul Haque Minu confirmed the matter.

Saleh Ahmed has been sick for many years due to various old age diseases. He took regular treatment at Apollo Hospital for nearly 5 years. The 83-year-old actor’s physical condition is deteriorating.

About eight years ago, the Independence Medal Awardees actor suffered a brain stroke. After that, he was treated for a few days and became quite healthy. But as he could not speak properly, he stopped acting. Even could not walk normally. He had been suffering from lung inflammatory problems and kidney problems, and also had some physical problems.

For the last few years, he is suffering from various problems like financial crisis, negligence and old age. He spent his day with illness. Silently passing the day in the residence of Uttarkhan without any treatment.

Many artists and media did not know about his condition. Even nobody came forward in search of sick actor Saleh. In the year 2016, the story of his ongoing life of hardship arises on the media pages. Since then, many of the artists have noticed the issue of Saleh.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stood beside sick Saleh. On January 11, the Prime Minister handed over a savings certificate of Sonali Bank of Tk 25 lakh to the members of Saleh’s family.

Actor Saleh Ahmed was born in Sariakandi of Bogura. He worked in the Department of Public Health Engineering. Besides, he was associated with the Amrabarti Natyamancha in Mymensingh. Prior to independence, he used to act regularly on BTV. 

After retirement in 1991, he started playing on Humayun Ahmed’s dramas and films. He started his acting on silver screen by acting in ‘Aguner Poroshmoni’ and in the serial drama ‘Oyomoy’. He then starred in numerous dramas and films.

Saleh had three daughters and one son. The eldest daughter died four years ago. Now she has two daughters and one son. His son is doing government jobs in public health department.