Actress Ajmeri Zaman Reshma dies

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:19, May 21,2020


Ajmeri Zaman Reshma

Actress Ajmeri Zaman Reshma, who took both the silver and small screens by storm during the ‘60s and ‘70s, passed away on Wednesday at Green Life Hospital in capital. She was 82.

She was admitted to the hospital after suffering hemorrhagic stroke on Sunday. Her condition deteriorated and she went into a coma on Monday. She passed away at around 2:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Ajmeri Zaman Reshma is survived by her only son Rahber Khan, a voice artiste and former news presenter at Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and ATN Bangla.

‘My mother was admitted to the hospital after suffering hemorrhagic stroke on Sunday. She went into a coma on Monday and passed away on Wednesday at 2:30pm,’ Rahber Khan told New Age.

Ajmeri Zaman Reshma was born on March 31 in 1938 in Dhaka.  She began her career as a voice artiste, anchor and news presenter at the radio and Voice of America in the early ‘60s.

She made her silver screen debut in 1960 with the film ‘Jina Bhi Hey Mushkil’.  Later she acted in many Bangla and Urdu films namely ‘Bhawal Sanyasi’, ‘Nayantara’, ‘Indhon’, ‘Darshon’, ‘Chand Aur Chandni’, ‘Phir Milenge Hum Dono’, ‘Surya Uthar Agey’, ‘Megher Pore Megh’, ‘Shesh Uttor’ and others.

Ajmeri Zaman received overwhelming response from viewers for her portrayal of Katherina in the TV drama ‘Mukhora Ramani Bashikaran’, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’, which was aired on BTV during the ‘70s.

It was adapted by Munier Chowdhury and Mostofa Monwar produced it for BTV. It ranks among the greatest BTV productions. Besides Ajmeri Zaman Reshma, the drama starred Syed Hasan Imam, ATM Shamsuzzaman and Golam Mustafa.

She later acted in acclaimed BTV productions, namely ‘Shesher Kabita’, ‘Sanko Periye’ ‘Din Badoler Pala’ and others.

Ajmeri Zaman also worked as an art director and was involved with theatre troupe Drama Circle during the ‘60s.

Her body was taken to Singair upazila of Manikganj district where she was on laid to rest following a namaj-e-janaza on Wednesday night.

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