Renowned actor Abdul Kader passed away at a hospital in the capital on Saturday morning after suffering from cancer.
He breathed his last at Evercare Hospital Dhaka around 8:20am, his daughter-in-law Zahida Islam Jemi confirmed to Somoy News.
Abdul Kader had been feeling unwell for several days and was taken to Christian Medical College in Chennai on December 8. He was diagnosed with stage-IV pancreatic cancer on December 15.
Doctors opined that he was too weak to take chemotherapy.
Later, he returned home on December 20 and was admitted to Evercare Hospital.
The renowned actor also tested positive for Covid-19 the following day.
Abdul Kader was best known for playing the role of Bodi in Humayun Ahmed's popular series "Kothao Keu Nei" and Dulabhai in Humayun Ahmed's "Nokkhotrer Raat."
Born at Sonarang village in Tongibari upazila of Munshiganj district, he started his acting career by playing the role of Amal in drama "Dakghar" written by Rabindranath Tagore. He started acting in television dramas in 1972.