Family bothered at death rumour of ATM Shamsuzzaman

Sun Online Desk

12th May, 2019 08:54:48 printer

Family bothered at death rumour of ATM Shamsuzzaman

Family members of the noted actor ATM Shamsuzzaman have been bothered again over the death rumour of the uncontested thespian.

A rumour was dispersed on social media platform Facebook on early Sunday that ‘noted actor ATM Shamsuzzamanis no more among us’ although he was receiving treatment at Asgar Ali Hospital in Demra area of Dhaka for past few days.

This incident made the venerated actor’s family members surprised and bothered.

According to actor’s brother, Saleh Zaman Selim, ATM Shamsuzzaman is alive. Moreover, his health condition has improved than the previous.

Selim said, “He is receiving treatment in the hospital. By the mercy of Allah, his physical condition is better now. His life support system was removed on Saturday afternoon.”

He also expressed his shock about the rumour of death of his brother and said, “I also heard the news (Death rumour). Why he (ATM Shamsuzzaman) was pronounced dead before the death. I don’t know how they (who spread rumour) enjoy this?”

He also requested all not to publish news or spread rumours about his death before confirming it.

The EkusheyPadak-winning actor was hospitalised on April 26 after suffering from indigestion and then he underwent a surgery on April 27 and kept under a 72-hour observation.

Later, he was put on life support for two times following deterioration of his condition.

Shamsuzzaman began his career as a comedian and also wrote over 100 stories, and film scripts.

The actor was born on September 10, 1941 in Noakhali.

He was awarded the EkusheyPadak in 2015 while he won Bangladesh National Film Awards five times for his roles in "DayeeKe?" (1987), "Madam Fuli" (1999), "Churiwala" (2001), "Mon BosenaPorar Table E" (2009) and "Chorabali" (2012).

His movie career started in 1961 as the Assistant Director in "Bishkonna" while he first gained popularity as an actor through Amzad Hossain's "Noyonmoni" (1976).