Veteran actor ATM Shamsuzzaman, who is on life support at a hospital in the capital, his family members want to take him abroad for better treatment.
'My father's condition is unchanged for the last few days. He is suffering from multiple old-age complications. We think better treatment abroad can help him recover,' said Shamsuzzaman's daughter Koyel Ahmed. 'We hope that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will stand by my father. I urge all to pray for his recovery,' Koyel added.
The Ekushey Padak-winning actor was hospitalized on April 26 and underwent a gallbladder surgery on April 27. He was put on life support on May 1. Doctors removed the life support on May 3 after his condition improved. On May 6, ATM Shamsuzzaman was put on life support again as his condition deteriorated.
A renowned actor of small and silver screen, ATM Shamsuzzaman began his career as a comedian. He also wrote over 100 stories, and film scripts. The actor was born on September 10, 1941, in Noakhali.
He was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2015 while he won Bangladesh National Film Awards five times for his roles in 'Dayee Ke' (1987), 'Madam Fuli' (1999), 'Churiwala' (2001), 'Mon Bosena Porar Table E' (2009) and 'Chorabali'(2012).
His movie career started in 1961 as the assistant director of Bishkonna while he first gained popularity as an actor through late Amzad Hossain's 'Noyonmoni' (1976).
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