The renowned film director, actor, scriptwriter and lyricist Amjad Hossain have passed away at the age of 76 years at a Bangkok hospital on Friday afternoon. He won the Bangladesh National Film Award on two occasions for the famous films Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978) and Bhat De (1984).
He breathed his last at Bumrungrad International Hospital around 3 pm, said his son Sazzad Hossain Dodul.
Amjad Hossain suffered a stroke at his residence on November 18. Later, he was taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Impulse Hospital in the city.
On November 27, he was sent to Bangkok by an air ambulance for better treatment after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took responsibility for his treatment.
Films directed by Amjad Hossain included “Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978),” “Sundori (1979),” “Koshai (1980),” “Jonmo Theke Jolchi (1982),” “Bhat Dey (1984)”, “Golapi Ekhon Dhakay (2006)" and “Golapi Ekhon Bilatey (2010).”
Apart from the National Film Award several times, he had received many other awards, including the Ekushey Padak in 1992.