Salman Shah`s arrival in Bengali film industry in the 90`s was a lot like a comet. The most familiar Latin phrase `veni, vidi, vici` went exactly along with him. He came, conquered and left in a short time. Today is the 22nd death anniversary of this splendid actor. On this day of 1996 he died in a mysterious way.
Salman Shah, one of the most talented and graceful actors of Bengali film, was born on 19 September 1971 in Zakiganj Upazila of Sylhet. His name was Shahriar Chowdhury Emon, but he got nationwide fame with his stage name, Salman Shah.
Salman started his acting career with drama `Akash Choan` which was telecast in BTV in 1985. Afterwards, he acted in dramas like Deyal, Shob Pakhi Ghore Fire, Shoikote Sharosh and Nayan. His acted `Nayan` won the Bangladesh Chalachchitra Sangbadik Samiti-BaChaSaS award as the best single drama of that year.
Shah got his break-through in the film Keyamot Theke Keyamot, directed by Sohanur Rahman Sohan in 1993. In his first film he got immense popularity. After that he did not have to look back. With his distinct acting skill, personality and fashion sense, he became the nation`s acting-icon within a short span of time. The hero, who has been able to change his character simultaneously, acted in several hit films. He has acted in 27 films in total.
Salman Shah died on September 6, 1996. His body was found hanging from the ceiling fan at his own residence in Eskaton, capital Dhaka. Though the autopsy report said the death as a suicide case, the mystery about his death has not yet been solved. Many people blame Salman`s wife Samira for his death. Police had filed a case of suicide, but the family objected to it and lodged a murder case accusing Samira and some others, but there was no further progress in this case. As a result, the mystery of Salman`s death has not yet been revealed.