ATM Shamsuzzaman hospitalised again

Entertainment Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

ATM Shamsuzzaman. Photo: FacebookVeteran actor ATM Shamsuzzaman has been hospitalised again.

The Ekushey Padak-winning actor was admitted to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Monday afternoon as he complained of problems in digestion and breathing, said his wife Runa Zaman.

He is now undergoing treatment under professor Atiur Rahman.

According to the physician, the actor has been suffering from intestinal obstruction and may require surgery. The physicians will decide today whether or not her should under surgery, said Atiur Rahman.

The ailing actor sought prayers for his recovery. "I've fallen sick again. Please, pray for me," said ATM Shamsuzzaman.

The actor, whose career spans for around five decades, thinks he has not yet delivered his best shot as an actor. "I want to come back to give my best. I hope I'll recover completely and return to acting."

Earlier on 26 April, ATM Shamsuzaman fell ill and underwent a surgery. He was hospitalised for a long time then.

The actor was born on 10 September, 1941 at Daulatpur, Noakhali. His ancestral residence is at Borobari, Bholakot in Lakshmipur.

In Dhaka, he lived at Debendra Das Lane. He studied at Pogose School and Collegiate School in Dhaka and at Lokonath High School in Rajshahi.

ATM Shamsuzzaman undergoing treatment at BSMMU on 25 November, 2019. Photo: Masum AliHis father Nuruzzaman was a lawyer who was involved in politics with Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Haque. His mother was Nurunnesa Begum. He was the eldest among five siblings--two brothers and three sisters.

Shamsuzzaman began his career in films as an assistant film director in ‘Bishkonnya’ directed by Udayan Chowdhury. He wrote his first script and story for the film ‘Jolchhobi’ which was directed by Narayan Ghosh Mita.

He wrote over a hundred scripts and stories till date. He was highly lauded for his role as a villain in Amjad Hossain’s 'Nayanmoni'.

In 1987, Shamsuzzaman won Bangladesh National Film Award for the best actor for his role in Kazi Hayat’s 'Dayee Ke?' He secured another Bangladesh National Film Award playing the role of a supporting character in Redoan Rony’s 'Chorabali'.

ATM Shamsuzzaman is also a script writer, story writer and a director too. In 2015, he was awarded Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in the country.

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