Film director Azizur Rahman passed away on Monday (14 March) in Canada.
"Azizur had been ill for almost a year and was receiving medical treatment in Canada. He had been living in Canada with his children for several years," Bangladesh Film Directors Association President Sohanur Rahman Sohan to The Business Standard.
Director Azizur Rahman was born on 10 October 1939 in Bogura. His father's name is Rupchan Pramanik. He passed SSC from Ahsanullah Institute and HSC from Dhaka City College. He obtained a diploma degree in Commercial Art from the Institute of Fine Arts.
He started his career in 1958 as an assistant to Ehtesham in the film "Ei Desh Tomar Amar". Aside from directing the hit movie "Chutir Ghonta" in 1980, Azizur Rahman is also known for directing several other successful films.
Azizur Rahman's directorial debut 1967 film "Saiful Mulk Badiuzzamal" was based on folklore from Mymensingh.
He has directed 54 films, including "Chhutir Ghonta", "Ashikkhito", "Matir Ghor", "Janata Express", "Shampanwala", "Doctor Baari", "Garmil" and 'Somadhan' among others.
Sources said, Azizur Rahman's body will be brought to the country and buried in his hometown Bogra. The preparations are being taken according to that.