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Actor Farooque’s body arrives in Dhaka from Singapore

Update : 16 May 2023, 11:19

The body of legendary actor Akbar Hossain Pathan, popularly known as Farooque, arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday morning.

A special US-Bangla flight carrying the body landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 7:50am.

The body was taken to his Uttara residence in the capital from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:15 am, according to family members.  

Farooque's death has cast a shadow of mourning over the country's film industry. 

“He will be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar around 11:00am. From there, he will be taken to Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) at around 12:30pm. Later, the namaz-e-janaza will take place after Zohr prayers”, Nipun Akter, general secretary of Bangladesh Film Artists Association said.

"Later, he will be taken to Gulshan Azad Mosque and following another namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers, he will finally be taken to his birthplace in Kaliganj in Gazipur, where he will be buried," she said.

Meanwhile, the leaders and activists of the Central Committee of the Bangabandhu Cultural Alliance raised slogans in front of the gate with mourning banners.

Farroque, who was known as 'Mia Bhai', breathed his last at around 10am on Monday while undergoing treatment at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He had been receiving treatment at the hospital for the last two years.

He appeared in over 150 films in a career spanning more than five decades. Most of his films were commercially and critically successful.

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