Ignoring the harsh weather, many people have gathered at the central Shaheed Minar premises to pay homage to actor Razzak, popularly known as Nayak Raj Razzak.
The body of legendary actor has been taken to Shaheed Minar at 12:00 noon on Tuesday. Now people from all walks of life are paying homage to the artist.
His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at Azad Mosque in Gulshan.
The actor was taken to United Hospital around 5:30 pm on Monday after he suffered a cardiac arrest where doctors declared him dead around 6:13 pm as they found no pulse, said hospital's duty manager Sabbir Ahmed.
Razzak, the founding president of Bangladesh Film Artistes' Association, was born on January 23 in 1942 at Nagtala in Taliganj of Kolkata.
During his adolescence, he participated in theatre productions in Kolkata. While studying at a college in Kolkata, he made his first film appearance in 'Ratan Lal Bangali'.
Hoping to be a film star, Razzak went to study film in Filmalaya in Mumbai, India in 1961.
Returning from Mumbai, he performed in two movies in Kolkata -'Pankotilak' and 'Shilalipi'.
He, however, moved to Dhaka along with his family in 1964. In Dhaka, he acted in TV plays initially.
Pioneering filmmaker Abdul Jabbar Khan helped Razzak join Iqbal Films Limited. Razzak was an assistant to director Kamal Ahmed in the movie 'Ujala'.
Razzak's major breakthrough came with his performance in movie of Salahuddin's 'Tero Nombor Feku Ostagar Lane'. He acted in other movies like Neel Akasher Nichey, Maynamati, Moner Moto Bou, Swaralipi, Osru Diye Likha, Jibon Theke Neya and Obujh Mon.