Late actor Khaled Khan was remembered on his 62nd birth anniversary at a commemorative programme held at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Friends, family members and peers shared their memories of Khaled Khan and spoke on his life and works at the programme, which was organised by Juboraj Sangha.
Noted Tagore singer and Khaled’s widow Mita Haque, thespian Ataur Rahman, renowned recitation artiste Rupa Chakrabarty and Sommilito Sangskritik Jote general secretary Hasan Arif, among others, were present at the programme.
The programme commenced with a group dance recital while recitation artiste Hiru read lyrics of Tagore’s popular song Aguner poroshmoni.
‘Khaled Khan was a multi-talented person. He was not only a good actor but also an excellent recitation artiste,’ said Rupa Chakrabarty.
‘Khaled Khan was one of the most committed theatre actors of this country. It’s hard to accept that we lost him at such a young age. His loss is irreparable,’ said Ataur Rahman.
‘Khaled Khan was passionate about his work. I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him,’ said recitation artiste Progga Laboni.
‘Khaled Khan dedicated his life to acting. The younger generation should follow in his footsteps,’ said Hasan Arif.
Tamana Rahman and her troupe presented a dance drama synchorised with a poem by Indian Bengali poet Joy Goswami titled ‘Megh Balika’.
Besides, a documentary on Khaled Khan, directed by Aktarul Islam Jinnah, was also screened.
Khaled Khan was born on February 9, 1958. He started his career in theatre in the 1980s. His works in both theatre and television were recognised for his versatility and committed performance.
He appeared in a negative role in the TV drama Rupnagar, which was quite popular with the viewers. His role in Humayun Ahmed’s Ei Shob Din Ratri was also particularly well-appreciated.
He acted in more than 30 theatre plays including Dewan Gazir Kissa, Nurul Din er Sara Jibon, Irsha, Rakta Karobi and Darpan for Nagarik Natya Sampraday, and directed over 10 plays including Putul Khela and Khudito Pashan.
Khaled Khan died on December 20, 2013.
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