Actress Tazin Ahmed dies of heart attack

Tazin Ahmed, a popular actress and TV anchor, has died of a heart attack at the age of 45, her family said.

Published : 22 May 2018, 11:23 AM
Updated : 23 May 2018, 04:00 PM

Tazin breathed her last at Regent Hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday.

“Tazin was on life support,” her aunt and actress Dilara Zaman told, confirming her death.

Actress and model Zakia Bari Momo who was present at the hospital in Uttara said:  “The doctors tried their best to save her, but failed.”

Tazin worked in multiple areas—as a theatre performer, TV actress and anchor, playwright and journalist.

She made a foray into the small screen in 1996. Tazin joined a Bangla-language newspaper, Bhorer Kagoj, in 1994 in her first step into journalism and took up a job with the Prothom Alo in 1997 and became a staff reporter a year later.

Tazin was also a columnist for Anondo Bhubon and a freelance contributor to Bangla Bazar. In 2002, she joined Mercantile Bank as a public relations officer. A year later, she joined private broadcaster NTV as programme executive. She was also associated with theatre troupe Natyojon.

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