Ekushey Padak recipient actor and dramatist Masum Aziz has been put on life support at a private hospital in the city.
He was admitted to Square Hospital with cancer and cardiac problems on October 3 and put on life support as his condition deteriorated on Thursday morning, said his son actor Utsya Zaman.
He also sought blessings for his father’s quick recovery.
Masum Aziz has been suffering from heart related ailments for a long time. His cancer was detected on January 2 this year. Since then he has been taking treatment at Square Hospital.
The first chemotherapy was taken from Square Hospital. He completed the first phase of chemotherapy course well. But, problem started when he had undergone the second phase of chemotherapy.
Masum Aziz’s son Utsya Zaman said, “My father’s cancer was detected at the beginning of this year. The first phase of chemotherapy was completed well. But, his body couldn’t accept when the second phase of chemotherapy began. Subsequently, my father fell sick on the 24th of last month. He was admitted to hospital on that day. We brought him at home as his condition was improved. However, his condition deteriorated again after four days and we admitted him to Square Hospital on October 8. Now, he is on life support there.”
Aziz has earned fame through acting on stage, in television dramas and cinemas. He joined the group theater while studying in university.
He acted in his first TV drama in 1985. He has so far acted in more than 400 plays in his long career.