Noted film director Chashi Nazrul Islam died at a Dhaka hospital early today after suffering from multiple complexities at the age of 74.
He breathed his last at Labaid Hospital at 5:51am, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting his physician Syed Md Akram Hossain.
Chashi Nazrul was put on life support yesterday, Akram Hossain said.
He was admitted to the hospital with several complaints few days back. On Wednesday, he was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as his condition deteriorated.
The maker of Ora Egaro Jon, the first movie released on the Liberation War, won Ekushey Padak in 2004 for his contribution in film sector.
He directed few other popular films on the War of Independence such as Shongram, Hangor Nadi Granade and Megher Pore Megh.
This mainstream cinema director had also made Dhrubo Tara, Shahid Captain Salauddin, Debdas, Shuvoda, Padma Meghna Jamuna, Hason Raja, Shasti and Suva.
His body will be kept at the mortuary of Berdem Hospital after his namaz-e-Janazas at Gopibag and Kamalapur Eden jam-e-masjids today.
Tomorrow, the body will be kept on Film Development Corporation (FDC) premises so that his colleagues, actors and actresses can pay tributes to him.
After a Janaza at the FDC, the body will be taken to Shomoshpur village in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj where he will be buried at his mother's grave, his youngest daughter Anni Islam told the daily.
Chashi Nazrul, son of Mosleh Uddin Khan and Shayesta Khanom, was born at Shomoshpur on October 23, 1941. He was the eldest among four brothers and three sisters.