Wasim, the hero of the golden days of Bengali cinema, has died. Zayed Khan, general secretary of the Bangladesh Film Artists Association, shared the information on his verified Facebook page at 12:47 pm on Saturday.

He said Wasim Bhai died around 12:30 pm on Saturday night. Zayed Khan further said that Wasim Bhai was admitted to Ever Care Hospital in the capital after falling ill a few days ago. When his condition improved, he was taken home. But when he fell ill again, he was admitted to Shahabuddin Medical College on Friday. There he died.

The protagonist Wasim made his acting debut in 1972 in a small role in SM Shafi’s ‘Chondo Hariye Gelu’. He also worked as an assistant director in that movie.

His first movie as a hero was ‘Rater por din’. Directed by Mohsin, the film was released in 1974. Wasim became a superstar overnight after his release. Since then, he has acted in many action and folk-fantasy movies.

Wasim has not been in front of the light-camera for a long time. He is not seen in any movie related program. It has been found out that the actor is bedridden due to physical illness. Wasim was known to have brain and liver problems.

Film Actor Wasim no more

Wasim has acted continuously till 2010. She has acted opposite Shabana, Babita, Kabari, Sucharita, Anju Ghosh. Notable movies starring Wasim are ‘Chondo hariye gelu’, ‘Rater por din’, ‘Dusto Dusmon’, ‘The Rain’, ‘Rajdulari’, ‘Bahadur’, ‘Mansi’, ‘Saudagar’, ‘Naram Garam’ etc.

Matlab was born on 23 March 1950 in Chandpur district.

Meanwhile, the famous sweet girl of Bengali cinema, Kabari, breathed her last while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Russell Gastroliver Hospital in the capital on Friday. She was admitted to Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital on April 5 after the Corona report came back positive.

She was later transferred to Sheikh Russell Gastroliver Institute and Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on April 8 after her condition deteriorated. The legendary actress passed away while undergoing treatment there.