Renowned actor Abdul Kader passed away today at the capital’s Evercare Hospital at 8:20 am. The news was confirmed by his daughter-in-law, Zahida Islam.
The actor, who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in Chennai’s Christian Medical Hospital, returned to Dhaka on December 20. After immediately being admitted to Evercare Hospital, he had tested positive for Covid-19. Doctors in Chennai had declared that he was physically too weak for chemotherapy.
Born in Sonarong village, Tongibari, Munshiganj, Kader’s acting career started with the role of Amal in Rabindranath Tagore’s play “Daakghor”. A student of Dhaka University, Kader was involved in theatre from his student life. He was the drama editor of Mohsin Hall Student Association.
Abdul Kader gained immense popularity in the 90s through several popular television shows. He made regular appearances on the popular family-oriented show, “Ittyadi”, for quite some time.