Nayak Raj laid to rest at Banani graveyard

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 23 Aug 2017, 12:59:06

Razzak laid to rest at Banani graveyard

Legendary actor Abdur ‘Nayak Raj’ Razzak has been laid to rest at Dhaka’s Banani graveyard.

Razzak’s body was taken to the graveyard at 10:15am after his middle son, Bappi, arrived in Dhaka early on Wednesday morning. 

Amid the morning drizzle, Razzak’s sons Bapparaj and Samrat placed their father’s coffin in his grave, attended by friends, relatives and notable figures from the film industry.

The veteran actor, who starred in television and feature films for over 50 years, had been suffering from various complications and passed away at Dhaka’s United Hospital on Monday. He was 75, reports

On Tuesday morning Razzak’s coffin was taken to his workplace, the FDC. After the funeral prayers the body was taken to the Central Shaheed Minar to receive the final farewells of fans.

Razzak was born on Jan 23 of 1942 in Kolkata of undivided India. He lost his parents at a young age, and studied in Taliganj’s Khanpur High School.

After struggling to make a break in Kolkata, he decided to work for the growing film industry in the erstwhile East Pakistan instead. Riots between Hindus and Muslims in Kolkata in 1964 also worked against him.

That year, he travelled to Dhaka where his struggle continued. But after his stint in television, he eventually sealed his fate on the big screen.

Razzak's first big break came with his role in Zahir Raihan's Behula in 1966.

In his career of five decades as an artist, Razzak starred in more than 500 films and directed 16.

Neel Akasher Niche, Swaralipi, Jibon Theke Neya, Etotuku Asha, Rongbaz, Baadi Theke Begum, Ananta Prem, Alor Michhil, Obujh Mon, Anarkali, Chhutir Ghanta, Oshikkhito and Dui Poishar Alta are some of the films that helped him emerge as the iconic hero of his industry.

He has shared the screen with many other prominent actors, including Anwar Hossain, Bulbul Ahmed, Sohel Rana, Ilias Kanchan, Shuchanda, Shabana, Bobita, Kabori, Sujata, Shabnam and others.

He appeared in a number of films with actress Shabana. 

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