Ekushey Padak-winning actor and thespian Masum Aziz has passed away (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un).
He breathed his last at Square Hospital in the capital on Monday afternoon.
Masum Aziz’s son actor Utsha Zaman confirmed the matter.
Masum Aziz was on life support at Square Hospital in the capital since Thursday after suffering from cancer and heart disease.
It was learned that he was diagnosed with cancer on January 2 this year. Although the first chemotherapy was given in the hospital, the problem started with the second phase of the treatment.
Utsha Zaman said his father was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of this year. The first chemo “went well”, however, when the second chemo was started father’s body could not take it. Then on September 24, his father fell ill. He was admitted to the hospital that day.
Masum Aziz is also well-known as a screenwriter and dramatist. He has a reputation for acting on stage, on television, and in films.
While studying at Chattogram University, Masum Aziz made his acting debut through theater work. Then in 1985, he acted in his first TV drama. Masum Aziz acted in numerous TV dramas including Humayun Ahmed’s ‘Urey Jay Bok Pokkhi’ and Salahuddin Lavlu’s ‘Tin Geda’.
Masum Aziz won the National Film Award jointly with Raisul Islam Asad as the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ in 2006 for his performance in the film ‘Ghani’. He has acted in several films including ‘Gohine Shobdo’, ‘Eito Prem’, ‘Gariwala’. He directed the government-fund film ‘Shonaton Golpo’ in 2018.
Masum Aziz was awarded Ekushey Padak this year, i.e., 2022, the highest state honor, in acting for his outstanding contributions in the fields of culture.