Popular theatre and TV actor of the 90s, Khaled Khan has passed away at BIRDEM Hospital in Dhaka after suffering from motor neuron disease and respiratory problems for a long time.
He was 55.
The progressive motor neuron disease he was
suffering for the last 12 years had paralysed the lower part of his
His niece Runa Khan told bdnews24.com that Khan was on life support
for the past several days.
He was declared dead around 8:18pm on Friday
after he was taken off life support, said the duty doctors at the hospital’s
intensive care unit (ICU).
The body of the prominent actor and director
will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 10:30am on Saturday for all to
pay their last respects, said Sammilita Sangskritik Jote General Secretary Hasan
Khan’s long-time colleagues and many cultural personalities rushed
to the hospital hearing of his demise.
Arif said Khan’s remains would be
kept at the BIRDEM mortuary on Friday night. The body will be taken to his
Dhanmondi-4 residence on Saturday morning first.
Then it will be taken to
his last workplace, University of Liberal Arts campus in Dhanmondi. From there,
the body will be taken to Shaheed Minar for everyone to pay their
The first namaz-e-janaza will be held at the Central Mosque at
He will be buried at his ancestral home at Mirzapur
village in Tangail.
Khaled Khan was admitted to BIRDEM Hospital on Monday
evening in critical condition. Hospital authorities said he was suffering from
heart disease. He was on life support since then.
Khan was born in
Tangail on Feb 9, 1958.
He started his acting career in the 1980s with
theatre after receiving masters degree from Dhaka University in 1983. He gained
huge popularity both on television and on stage for the numerous roles he
His negative role in the drama ‘Rupnagar’ made him very popular
with the viewers. His role in Humayun Ahmed’s ‘Eisob Dinratri’ was also
particularly very popular.
He graced more than 30 plays including ‘Dewan
Gazir Kissa’, ‘Nurul Din er Sara Jibon’ and ‘Darpan’ for Nagarik Natya Sampraday
and directed over 10 plays including ‘Putul Khela’ and ‘Kkhudito
Before falling ill, he played the role of ‘Bishu Pagla’ in the
play ‘Rokto Karabi’ of Nagarik Natyangan. He had also directed Subachan Natya
Sangsad’s play ‘Rupaboti’.
He was the Registrar in his last workplace,
Khan has left behind his singer wife Mita Haque and daughter Farhin