Look Back at 2020
Reminisce those who left the entertainment world this year
Published: 04:39 PM, 26 December 2020
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
The year has not been good at all for the country’s media industry. At the beginning of the year, everything came to a standstill due to COVID. The entertainment arena of the country has lost many of them this year.
Daily Bangladesh is reminiscing those stars who have left the world this year.
Azad Rahman, a renowned composer and musician, breathed his last on 16 May this year. He was the promoter of Bengali Kheyal songs.
Playback emperor Andrew Kishore passed away on 6 July after battling cancer for more than 9 months. He has presented many popular and timeless songs through movies as well as audio.
Renowned actor Abdul Sattar left the world on 5 August. He debuted in the film industry through Ibn Mizan’s ‘Amir Sawdagar Velua Sundari’. He acted as the protagonist for the first time in ‘Rangin Rupban’ movie under the banner of Alamgir Pictures in 1984.
Renowned composer-music director Alauddin Ali died on August 9. He was one of the best musicians in the country. He has gifted numerous popular and timeless songs including audio and movies. He has won the National Film Award eight times as the best composer for movie songs.
Eminent actor KS Firoz died on 9 September after being diagnosed by COVID. He started acting for the theater group ‘Theater’. He was known all over the country as a talented actor on the small screen.
The country’s most antagonist popular actor Sadek Bachchu passed away on 14 September. He has worked on stage, radio, television and movies for five decades. Although he has acted in many roles at different times, he is known all over the country as an antagonist on the big screen.
Legendary actor, playwright and cultural figure Aly Zaker breathed his last on 26 November this year after being defeated by the Covid-19 at the United Hospital in the capital. He was also one of the organizers and successful playwrights of post-independence stage plays. Aly Zaker has been awarded many prizes including Ekushey Padak.
At the end of the year, on Wednesday (December 23), Mannan Hira, one of the leading playwrights in Bangladesh, died of a heart attack at a hospital in the capital. He was 63 years old at the time of his death.
Actor Abdul Quader died at 8:20 am on 26 December while undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in the capital. He was equally popular in drama, advertisement and film. He was a regular performer on popular magazine shows ‘Ityadi’. He gained popularity by playing the role of ‘Badi’ in the TV serial ‘Kothao Keo Nei’. He was also praised for his role ‘Dulabhai’ in the play ‘Nokkhotrer Raat’. He has also acted in several movies including ‘Wrong Number’.
Besides, the country has lost several stars this year — composer Selim Ashraf, actor Ferdousi Ahmed Leena, stage-director Ishrat Nishat, actor Selim Ahmed, musician Jaba Chowdhury, film producer KM Jahangir Khan, film director Mohiuddin Faroque and others.