Abdur Razzak's legendary career has earned him the fond title of Nayak Raj Razzak, as well as his reputation as one of the great titans of Bangla cinema. His lifelong devotion towards the Bangladeshi film industry -- be it acting, producing and directing films – has earned him adulations from adoring fans and fellow artistes of the industry. The passing of the legendary actor has left a deep mark on everyone, and many artistes and associates came forward to pay their tributes. Excerpts:
Kabori, renowned film actress
I am too pained for words and there are too many precious memories to share. We knew each other from the sets of “Sutorang”, and went on to perform together in many other films such as “Moynamoti”, and “Neel Akasher Nichey”.
Razzak Saheb had a unique devotion for the industry, for which he earned huge success as well as the hearts of many. Although we did not work together for the last 20 years, we shared a close and enduring friendship. In between filming scenes, he and I would constantly squabble over petty matters, just as close friends do, but would forget everything when working in front of the camera.
I pray to the Almighty for his soul to rest in eternal peace.
Bobita, renowned film actress
Words are not enough to express my pain. It is unbearable to talk about Nayak Raj in his absence. He is Nayak (Hero) to all and to me as well. Apart from this, he is my brother and guardian. I got to know him better during the course of my career, and he had an impeccable personality. The country lost Nayak Raj (The king of the Heroes) and the film industry has lost a valuable guardian.
Pijush Bandyopadhyay, eminent cultural personality
Nayak Raj Razzak helped Bangladeshi film industry reach its highest peak. His popularity is indescribable! I have many fond memories with him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Ujjal, noted film actor
The birth and death of people in this world is a universal truth. However, the deeds of mankind live on as legacies. Nayak Raj Razzak will continue to live on era after era. There are very few as dedicated as him, and his works will continue to encapsulate the hearts of generations.
Ferdous, popular film actor
We lost the greatest guardian of our film industry and our country at large. His passing was very sudden to us all. Hearing the news, I rushed to the hospital and later to his residence. For the first time I passed time at his residence without him on August 21. I do not have words to express my grief.
Purnima, popular film actress
My father died when I was quite young, but Nayak Raj Razzak would regard me as his daughter and showed much affection. I am stunned by his demise, and I cannot believe that he is no more. My only prayer is that may Allah grant him Jannat.