Veteran actor Sadek Bachchu has died from coronavirus infection at Mohakhali's Universal Medical College Hospital in Dhaka today.
The actor, 65, breathed his last at around 12:05 pm today. Report several media outlets.
Earlier on Sunday (September 13), Sadek Bachchu was put on life-support.
The actor's condition started to deteriorate on Saturday night and he was put on life-support in the Universal Medical College Hospital.
The actor was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with severe respiratory-related problems on September 8. Later on, the actor tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.
Sadek Bachchu had been away from acting for quite some times. His career in acting stretches over five decades in the theatre, radio, television, and cinema.
He won lots of appreciation for playing the villain in the film "Chadni." Since then he started to play the role of villains more often on the screen.
Television producer Abdullah Yusuf Imam noticed him in a play at Mohila Samity and took him to BTV. He then acted in the TV drama "Prothom Ongikar" in 1974. He has acted in over a thousand plays since then.
His first movie was "Ramer Sumoti," directed by Shahidul Amin.
Sadek Bachchu is from Chandpur. He was born as Mahbub Ahmed on 1 January 1955 in Chandpur.