National Film Award-winning actor Sadek Bachchu died on Monday while undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of Universal Medical College Hospital in Mohakhali for COVID-19, his family sources said.
Confirming his death, Bachchu’s nephew Rafe Sadnan Adel said the actor breathed his last at 12:05pm. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. He was 65.
He will be buried at Khilgaon graveyard following COVID – 19 protocols after Asr prayers,’ Shahnaz Begum, wife of Bachchu, told.
Born as Mahbub Ahmed on January 1, 1955 in Haziganj, Chandpur, Bachchu is best known for portraying negative characters in movies.
A retired employee of Bangladesh Post Office, Sadek Bachchu entered the silver screen in 1985 with ‘Ramer Sumoti’ and acted in over 500 films till date. His career skyrocketed with Ehteshamul Haq’s acclaimed film ‘Chandni’ which cemented his identity as a regular in negative roles.
Sujon Sakhi (1994), Papi Shatru (1995), Ananda Ashru (1997), Lal Badsha (1999), Moron Kamor (1999), Sahoshi Manush Chai (2003), Mon Bosena Porar Table-e (2009), Amar Swapna Amar Songsar (2010), Judge Barrister Police Commissioner (2013), Mohua Sundori (2015), Purnodoirgho Prem Kahini 2 (2016), Ektu Cinemar Golpo (2018) are some of his noted, fan favourite movies.
His last film was Captain Khan (2018) starring Shakib Khan.
Sadek Bachchu received the National Award in 2018 for best performance in a negative role for the movie ‘Ekti Cinemar Golpo’.
He has also acted in numerous theatre, radio and television productions and performed as playwright and drama director from his theatre group Motijheel Theatre, which he ran as its founder and president.