Businessman and former actor Ananta Jalil has expressed his willingness to bear the educational expenses of the two younger brothers of Rajib Hossain, a college student who died following a tragic road accident in Dhaka.
In a Facebook post on the day of his birthday yesterday Ananta, once known as an action hero in Bangla cinema, expressed his shock over the death of Rajib after reading about accident on Bangla newspaper Prothom Alo.
"The future of his two younger brothers is at risk due to Rajib's untimely death. Therefore, on the day of my birthday I want to take the responsibility of education of the two children who has no family, " he said in the post which was praised highly by so many of his followers and Facebook users later.
He also sought support from the concerned officials of the Bangla daily to contact the two siblings so that they can have a better future.
Ananta, chairman and managing director of AJI Group, is now staying in Makkah of Saudi Arabia.
Rajib died due to brain haemorrhage, said Pradip Biswas, who conducted the autopsy on the body. His brain haemorrhaged after he suffered a head injury in the April 3 road accident in which his right hand too got stuck between to speeding buses in the capital's Bangla Motor and was severed from the elbow down.
He had been both elder brother and guardian to 14-year-old Abdullah Hridoy and 15-year-old Mehedi Hasan Bappi after their father died in 2007.
Their mother had died when Rajib was only eight years old and the youngest brother was just 10 months. They had all been looked after by extended family members.