In loving memory of K S Firoz
Renowned actor Khondoker Shahid Uddin Firoz, better known as K S Firoz, made undeniable contributions to the television, film and theatre arenas of Bangladesh. The actor breathed his last on September 9, 2020, leaving behind his wife, his three daughters and countless well-wishers.
Born in 1946 in Ujirpur, Barishal, K S Firoz served in the Bangladesh Army for more than a decade, starting from 1967. He retired from the army as a major in 1977, to pursue acting.
K S Firoz worked in over 500 television projects throughout his career. His debut television show, Tobuo Deep Jole, aired in 1968. He impressed one and all with his brilliance on the screen. He also gave a memorable performance in BTV's critically acclaimed show, Jonaki Jole.
"K S Firoz was a true gentleman and a disciplined artiste. He always helped people out," says Shahiduzzaman Selim. "I had the opportunity to work with him on several projects, including Jonaki Jole. He was like an elder brother to me."
He founded the Theatre Amambagh troupe, based in Dhaka, who are known for productions such as Sathghater Kanakori, Rakkhushi and King Lear, among others. His masterful portrayal of King Lear will be remembered for generations to come.
"I still cannot believe that he is gone. I have lost a dear friend," shares Mamunur Rashid. He was a great artiste, and he will live on through his work."
K S Firoz made his film debut with Laawarish, and went on to play significant roles in movies like Bashi, Brihonnola, Shonkhonaad and Chandragrahan among others.
"I had spoken to him over the phone a few days back. I always took his advice on different matters," shares Ahsan Habib Nasim. "He was an open-minded person."
"Our seniors and guardians are leaving us one by one. K S Firoz's death is another heartbreaking news for us," adds Chanchal Chowdhury. "He was a compassionate artiste. I learned humility and kindness from him."