Renowned actor Sadek Bachchu passed away at 12:05 pm in the capital's Universal Medical College Hospital. He was 65. He had tested positive for the coronavirus, and was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on September 6 after his condition deteriorated. Later on, the actor was kept on life support in Universal Medical College Hospital. He left behind his wife, and three children. He will be laid to rest at the Khilgaon Taltola Graveyard after Asr prayers today.
Born as Mahbub Ahmed Sadek in Chandpur in 1955 on January 1, he won the National Film Award for the film, Ekti Cinemar Golpo. A retired employee of Bangladesh Post Office, he acted in more than 500 films, over five decades.
Known for his negative roles in films, Sadek Bacchu came into the limelight with the critically acclaimed film, Chadni, directed by Ehtesham, back in the 90s. Jibon Nodir Tire, Koti Takar Kabin, Pita Matar Amanot, Shujon Shokhi, Mayer Chokh, Amar Praner Shami, Bhalobasha Zindabaad, Badhuboron, Lobhe Paap Paape Mrittu and Mon Boshe Na Porar Table E among others are some of his notable films.
Sadek Bacchu also worked in theatre, radio and television. His debut television show, Prothom Ongikar aired in 1978, while his debut film, Ramer Sumoti, directed by Shohidul Amin, was released in the 80s.
Gronthik Gono Kohe, Jonaki Jole, Shojon Badhiar Ghat, Purbo Ratri Purbo Din and Nakshi Kanthar Math are among his popular shows for BTV.
Founder and President of Matijheel Theatre, Sadek Bacchu started his career on the stage. He was lauded for his performances in plays like Kafoner Pocket Nai, Cap and Kulangar among others. Khelaghor, is one of his most famous radio shows.
"He was like a father to me," said actor Omar Sunny. "I have worked with him for thirty years. We last worked together in a film directed by Uttam Akash. The industry will always be grateful to him for his immense contributions. I will miss him."
"I met him during my debut film, Chadni. Bachchu uncle, Nayeem and I became very close, and went on to work in films like Soniya, Dil, and Chokhe Chokhe among others," said actor Shabnaz. "I wish he had more time with us. May the Almighty grant him the best place in Jannah."