Noted filmmaker Amjad Hossain has died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bangkok of Thailand. He was 76.
He breathed his last at Bumrungrad International Hospital on Friday at 3:30pm. The filmmaker was admitted to Impulse Hospital in Dhaka after he suffered a stroke on November 18. Later he was flown to Bangkok for better treatment on November 29.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina had taken the responsibility for the medical treatment of Amjad Hossain and handed over Tk 42.35 lakh to his family members.
Born on 14 August, 1942 in Jamalpur, Amjad Hossain started writing rhymes and poems at an early age. He also wrote short stories, children’s stories and novels. He started his career in film as an actor in 1963. Later, he established himself as a director.
Hossain has directed many acclaimed films including Golapi Ekhon Trainey (1978), Sundori (1979), Koshai (1980), Jonmo Theke Jolchhi (1982), Dui Poysar Alta (1982), Bhat Dey (1984), Golapi Ekhon Dhakay (2006) and Golapi Ekhon Bilatey (2010).