Octogenarian film producer AKM Jahangir Khan passed away on Saturday. He was 81.
He has been suffering from aging-associated diseases since October last year and succumbed to his illness while undergoing treatment at United Hospital Limited in Gulshan.
AKM Jahangir Khan has produced many commercially successful films namely ‘Nayanmoni’, ‘Shubhoda’, ‘Ki Jey Kori’, ‘Surya Konnya’, ‘Shimana Periye’, ‘Alingaan’, ‘Tufan’, ‘Rangin Rupban’ and others.
Jahangir Khan decided to return to film making in October of 2019 after more than 2 decades. He declared of producing three films namely ‘Shadhinota’,‘Dak Diyachen Doyal Amare’ and ‘Radharaman’. However, he could not follow through his plan as he suddenly became unwell.
Industry insiders have termed his death as a great loss to the country’s film scene which is struggling due to lack of quality films.
‘He was a pioneer film producer who had enriched our film scene by producing many every green films. He also inspired an entire generation to follow in his footsteps. His death has left a huge void in our film industry. May his departed soul rest in peace,’ Khourshed Alam Khosru, president of Bangladesh Film Producers and Distributors Association, told New Age.
‘His passing away is an irreparable loss to our country’s film scene. He had plans of returning the film industry. He announced of producing three films but he couldn’t complete those because of his illness. We need more producers like him,’ said Director’s Guild president Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar.
AKM Jahangir Khan was born on Aril 21, 1939 at Chauddagram in Cumilla. He began his carrier as a film producer through the film titled ‘Maa’ in 1976. He produced Chasi Nazrul Islam directed film ‘Shubhoda’ in 1986 which received National Film Award in 13 different categories.
Jahangir also handed over 43 prints of films, posters, photosets and albums to Bangladesh Film Archive.
AKM Jahangir Khan was buried at his family graveyard in capital’s Mugdhapara on Saturday.
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