Actor Sadek Bachchu in critical condition

The health condition of National Award-winning actor Sadek Bachchu, who recently been tested positive for COVID-19, deteriorated on Sunday.


He was put on life support on Saturday afternoon at city’s Universal Medical College Hospital, according to his family sources.


Bachchu was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with respiratory problems on September 6. The actor was then shifted to Universal Medical College Hospital on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19.


The 66-years-old has been suffering from diabetes and other health complications for a long time. In 2013, he had a heart surgery which then minimised his appearance on films and television.


Born as Mahbub Ahmed, the actor is best known for portraying negative characters in movies.


A retired employee of Bangladesh Post Office, Sadek Bachchu began his silver screen journey in 1985 with ‘Ramer Sumoti’ and acted in over 500 films till date. His career skyrocketed with Ehteshamul Haq’s acclaimed film ‘Chandni’ which cemented his identity as a regular in negative roles.


The actor received the National Award in 2018 for best performance in a negative role for the movie “Ekti Cinemar Golpo”.


In his illustrious career, Bachchu has also acted in numerous theatre, radio and television productions and performed as playwright and drama director.


Source: United News of Bangladesh




Ex-MP Bodi indicted in corruption case


Former Cox’s Bazar MP Abdur Rahman Bodi was indicted in a case accusing him of amassing illegal wealth.


Chattogram District and Sessions Judge Md Ismail Hossain framed the charges against Bodi.


With this, the formal trial has begun against Bodi, said Salauddin Lablu, Anti-Corruption Commission lawyer.


The court also fixed October 18 for the next hearing in the case.


Ali Akbar, assistant lawyer of ACC filed the case at Double Mooring Police Station in 2017 against Bodi for amassing Tk 47 lakh from unknown sources and Tk 67 lakh illegally.


ACC submitted the chargesheet on June 2018.


Source: United News of Bangladesh