Ekushey Padak and National Film Award winning actor A T M Shamsuzzaman was hospitalised after suffering from breathing problems. He was taken to Asgar Ali Hospital in Gendaria on February 17, for treatment. He tested negative for Covid-19. The actor has now returned home.
The news was confirmed by his daughter, Koyel Ahmed. "My father is doing better than before, but he needs to stay oxygenated. He didn't want to stay at the hospital any longer. After thorough discussions with the doctors, we decided to carry on his treatment from home," she said. "I request all our well-wishers to pray for him."
The actor was unwell, facing irregular food digestions, alongside breathing problems. He was taken to the hospital for some medical tests, before being admitted to the ICU.