'Ghuddi' Director Syed Salahuddin Zaki Passes Away

'Ghuddi' Director Syed Salahuddin Zaki || Photo: Collected

'Ghuddi' Director Syed Salahuddin Zaki || Photo: Collected

Filmmaker Syed Salahuddin Zaki has passed away, and we pray for his soul. He breathed his last at a private hospital in the capital at 11:53 PM on Monday. The news of his demise was confirmed by Channel Eye Managing Director Faridur Reza Sagar. At the time of his passing, Syed Salahuddin Zaki was 77 years old.

On Monday night, shortly after ten o'clock, his health suddenly deteriorated. He was swiftly transported to Gulshan's United Hospital, where doctors later pronounced him deceased.

In addition to his career as a filmmaker, Syed Salahuddin Zaki was renowned as a storyteller, dialogue writer, screenwriter, and author. His debut film, 'Ghuddi,' released in 1980, captured the hearts of audiences and film critics alike. He received the National Film Award for Best Dialogue Writer for this film. Subsequently, he produced several movies, including 'Lal Banarasi' and 'Ayna Bibir Pala.' He also served as the Director General of Bangladesh Television in the late nineties.

The movie 'Ghuddi' featured Raisul Islam Asad and Subarna Mustafa in the lead roles. The song 'Abar Elo Je Sandhya,' penned by Kawsar Ahmed Chowdhury and performed by Happy Akhand, gained immense popularity in this film.

Syed Salahuddin Zaki was born on August 26, 1946, and he is survived by a son and a daughter, both of whom reside in Canada. It is anticipated that a decision regarding his burial will be made upon their return to the country.

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