Thespian and ruling Awami League lawmaker for Nilphamari-2 constituency Asaduzzaman Noor was admitted to Bangladesh Specialised Hospital in Mirpur with COVID-19 on Thursday night.
Noor, who has been suffering from fever, provided swab samples for COVID-19 test and the test result came back positive on Thursday evening.
Ghulam Quddus, president of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote, confirmed it to New Age.
‘Asaduzzaman Noor developed fever and provided swab samples for COVID-19 test on Tuesday. The test result came back positive on Thursday evening and he was admitted to Bangladesh Specialised Hospital right away. The doctors are monitoring his condition. He does not have breathing complications,’ said Ghulam Quddus.
Asaduzzaman Noor, 74, began his acting career in early seventies as a member of theatre troupe Nagorik.
He conquered the hearts of millions portraying the role of Baker Bhai in Humayun Ahmed-directed drama series Kothao Keu Nei in the mid ‘90s. Besides, he received huge response portraying different roles in small screen productions Ei Sob Din Ratri, Aaj Rabibar, Ayomoy, Bahubrihi and Nakshatrer Raat.
He has also acted in films including Shankhanil Karagar, Aguner Parashmani, Chandrakatha and others.
Noor served as the cultural affairs minister from 2014 to 2019. He received the Independence Award in 2018.
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