Farooque in ICU again as condition deteriorates
Published: 04:35 PM, 13 March 2021 Updated: 06:12 PM, 13 March 2021
Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque
Legendary actor of Bengali movie and Dhaka-17 constituency MP Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque has been admitted to the ICU after falling ill again.
“He is currently in the ICU of a hospital in Singapore,” Farooque’s niece Asma Pathan Rumpa confirmed the matter.
She said her uncle Farooque had been ill for a long time. He was tested positive for Covid-19 a few months ago and recovered.
“But last Thursday, he went to Singapore for a checkup. He was under the supervision of a doctor there. His condition suddenly deteriorated today (Saturday). So, he was taken to the ICU immediately,” Rumpa said.
Before this, Farooque was admitted to the Singaporean hospital a few times. The veteran actor spent his last birthday lying in the hospital bed.
Actor Farooq started his acting career in 1971 with the film ‘Jalchabi’ directed by H Akbar. His notable films – ‘Lathial’, ‘Sujon Sokhi’, ‘Nayanmoni’, ‘Sareng Bou’, ‘Golapi Ekhon Train E’, ‘Alor Michil’, ‘Din Jay Kotha Thake’, ‘Mia Bhai’, etc – are very popular among the viewers.
He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1975 for his performance in ‘Lathial’. Then he won the lifetime achievement award in 2016.