Renowned actor Mesbahuddin Ahmed, popularly known as Waseem, passed away early Sunday at the age of 74.
He had tested negative for Covid-19 earlier, but was suffering from various complications including kidney disease.
Actor Zayed Khan, general secretary of Bangladesh Cholochitro Shilpi Samiti, confirmed the news.
"Waseem died while undergoing treatment at Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital," he said.
His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at Gulshan Azad Mosque on Sunday after the Johr prayers. He will be laid to rest at Banani Graveyard after the second janaza.
Waseem made his debut in 1972 as an assistant director in the movie "Chhanda Hariye Gelo". He started his journey as a hero with the movie "Raater Por Din" directed by Mohsin.
He had co-starred with Sohel Rana in acclaimed "Dost Dushman", an unofficial remake of "Sholay" by Ramesh Sippy.
Other notable movies he had acted in are The Rain, Daku Mansur, Jighangsa, Ke Asal Ke Nakal, Bahadur, Manasi, Dui Rajkumar, Saudagar, Naram Garam, Iman, Raat Par Din, Asami Hajir, Ms Lolita, Raj Dulari, Lutera, Lal Mem Saheb, Beduin, Jiban Sathi, Rajanandini, Rajmahal, Bini Sutar Mala etc.