Veteran actor Sadek Bachchu died of coronavirus at a hospital in the capital on Monday noon.
The actor breathed his last at Mohakhali’s Universal Medical College Hospital (Ayesha Memorial Hospital) around 12:00 noon while undergoing treatment.
Joy Chowdhury, an executive member of Shilpi Samiti, confirmed the news of Sadek Bachchu’s death to media.
Sadek Bachchu was placed on life support on Saturday night as his condition deteriorated.
Earlier, he was shifted to Universal Medical College Hospital from Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where he was admitted on September 8 with breathing problems.
He was later found infected with coronavirus on September 12.
Sadek Bachchu’s career in acting stretched over five decades in the theatre, radio, television, and cinema.
He has acted in over a thousand plays since 1974.