Bangladesh Film Actors’ Association paid tribute to late renowned film actor Bulbul Ahmed on his 9th death anniversary and fourteen other film artistes, who passed away in July over the years, at a commemorative programme held on Monday.
The programme, held at BFAA office in BFDC, featured milad mahfil and discussion meeting where discussants recalled Bulbul Ahmed, Rani Sarkar, Dildar, Firoz Iftekhar, Abdul Ali Lalu, Ratin, Abdul Karim Khan, Amir Hossain Babu, Aminul Haq, Nur Mirza, Shamsuddin Togor, Sayed Akhter Ali, Monir Hossain Bullet, Rahman and Papiya Islam.
Among others, BFAA general secretary Zayed Khan, veteran actors Alamgir and Farooque were present at the event.
‘We organised the programme to recall Bulbul Ahmed and all the other film artistes who passed away in July over the years. We will organise similar programmes every month from now on to pay tribute to late artistes,’ Zayed Khan told New Age.
Born in 1941, Bulbul Ahmed joined the television in 1968. Bulbul Ahmed’s first appearance in films was in 1973 when he played a supporting character in Iye Korey Biye. He earned viewers’ popularity after playing key male role in films like Devdas, Simana Periye, Shurjo Konya, Rupali Shoikotey, Bodhu Bidaay and Bodnaam. He has also directed four movies.
He won the Bangladesh National Film Award in Best Actor category three times for his roles in the films Shimana Periye (1977), Bodhu Biday (1978) and Shesh Uttar (1980). Bulbul Ahmed died on July 15, 2010.
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