Actor Farooque’s body arrives in Dhaka from Singapore

Akbar Hossain Pathan, popularly known as FarooqueFacebook

The body of renowned actor Akbar Hossain Pathan, popularly known as Farooque, arrived in Dhaka from Singapore on Tuesday morning, a day after his demise, reports news agency UNB.

The body was taken to his Uttara residence in the capital from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 8:15 am, said the family members.

The body will be kept at Central Shaheed Minar from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for all to pay their last respects to the beloved actor.

After that, the body will be taken to the premises of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) and his first namaz-e-janaza will be held there after Zuhr prayer.

Around 3:30 pm, the body will be taken to Channel i from BFDC, and finally it will be taken to Gazipur’s Kaliganj where Farooque will be buried after another namaz-e-janaza at Gulshan Azad Mosque in Dhaka at 5:00 pm.

The actor breathed his last at the age of 75 while undergoing treatment in Singapore on Monday morning. He had been undergoing treatment there for a long time.

Farooque was elected an MP from Dhaka-17 constituency in the 11th parliamentary election. He made his debut on the big screen in H Akbar’s film ‘Jolchhobi’. His performance in ‘Lathiyal’ earned him a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1975.

He was fondly known as “Mia Bhai” to the masses. He appeared in over 150 films in a career spanning more than five decades.