Popular television and big screen actor Sadek Bachchu has died.
The actor breathed his last around 12:05pm at Universal Medical College Hospital in the capital.
This was confirmed by Ashish Kumar Chakraborty, managing director of the hospital.
Earlier, the actor was diagnosed with coronavirus and had been on life support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital as his condition deteriorated on Saturday.
Sadek Bachchu’s daughter Sadika Fairuz Mehzabin told Prothom Alo that the actor was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on 6 September after he suddenly fell ill.
Later, samples from his body were collected for COVID-19 test on the advice of physicians as he had corona symptoms. The test results received on Friday showed he was COVID-19 positive.
The actor was shifted to Universal Medical College Hospital in Mohakhali from Dhaka Medical College after the coronavirus detection.
He was kept on artificial respiration for last two days, but succumbed to his complications.
Sadek Bachchu has been irregular in acting for some time. His career spanned five decades, including stage, radio, television and cinema. In the 1990’s, he became known for his performance in director Ehtesham's 'Chandni'.