Dhaka: The 1st namaz-e-janaza of legendary film actor Razzak, popularly known as Nayak Raj Razzak, was held at the premises of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) on Tuesday morning.
The body of Razzak was taken to BFDC premises at 11:10am and his first namaz-e- janaza was held at 11:35am.
His body was kept at the FDC till 12:10pm to pay last tributes to him.
Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu and secretary of the ministry paid their tributes to the iconic actor at the BFDC in the morning while a lot of artistes, his co-workers and fans from across the country paid their respects with teary eyes.
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Inu said that his death is a great loss of film industry. He was the man who heightened our film industry in the 60s. He had worked to revive the name and fame of Bangla films since death.
“The government will preserve the every work of the legend for the next generation as it is our valuable assets. His contribution to Bangla films will be remembered all the times,” Inu added.
Popular actress Babita said Razzak is an institution for our film industry. He was unique as friend, philosopher and film star. He is everywhere at the BFDC.
President of Bangladesh Cholochitro Shilpi Samity Misha Saudagar said that he was our living inspiration. His long term acting career is our lesson.
“We have lost a father, guardian. We will not get an actor like him in a hundred years,” said actor Rubel.
Superstar Shakib Khan, actress Shuchanda were, among others, present in the tribute paying ceremony.
His 2nd namaz-e-janaza will be held at Azad Mosque in Gulshan.
On Monday, the actor was taken to United Hospital around 5:30pm after he suffered a cardiac arrest where doctors declared him dead around 6:15pm as they found no pulse, said hospital’s duty manager Sabbir Ahmed.
Razzak, the founding president of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, was born on 23 January in 1942 at Nagtala in Taliganj of Kolkata.