Eminent film director Salauddin Zaki and the poster of his legendary film 'Ghuddi'

Eminent film maker Syed Salahuddin Zaki died at a hospital in the capital on last night. He breathed his last United Hospital at around 11:53 pm on Monday night, family sources confirmed the news, reports BSS.

Zaki’s physical condition deteriorated suddenly after 10:00 pm on Monday night as he was staying at his residence at Dhanmondi since afternoon.

The film director was shifted to the hospital immediately and then the duty doctor declared him dead.

He was survived a son and a daughter-- both are now expatriates in Canada. The decision of his burial would be taken after returning of his children.

Syed Salahuddin Zaki was also known as story teller, dialogue writer, screen writer and author. His first film ‘Ghuddi’ was released in 1980 helped to draw the attention of the onlookers and the film critics as well.

Salahuddin Zaki won national film award for the best dialogue writing of this film. He produced several Bangla films, including ‘Lal Benarasi’ and ‘Aina Bibir Pala’.

He served as the director general of the Bangladesh Television (BTV) in late 90’s.