Renowned actor Aly Zaker who passed away at a city hospital on Friday morning after being detected with coronavirus has been laid to eternal rest.
He was buried at Banani Graveyard following a namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers following medically recommended health guidelines.
Earlier, Aly Zaker, also a freedom fighter, was given a guard of honour at the Liberation War Museum.
The noted cultural personality breathed his last around 6:40am at the age of 76, said Golam Quddus, president of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote.
He said Aly Zaker who had been fighting with cancer for the last four years had been hospitalised for the last several days. He had also aging-related complications.
Born on November 6, 1944 in Chattogram, Aly Zaker was the third among four siblings.
He was famed for his theatre acting, with his career spanning many decades. He was the founding member of theatre group Nagorik where he worked alongside his wife Sara Zaker and celebrated actor and politician Asaduzzaman Noor since the 1970s.
Aly Zaker was the group chairman of Asiatic 3Sixty, an advertising agency in Bangladesh. In includes Asiatic Marketing Communications Ltd, Talkingpoint, MEC (media agency), Maxus, Asiatic Mindshare, ForthoughtPR, Dhoni Chitra Ltd, 20 Miles, Nayantara Communications, Asiatic Events Ltd, Moitree Printers Ltd., MRC-Mode Ltd.
He was one of the trustees of the Liberation War Museum.
In 1999, Aly Zaker was awarded prestigious Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh.