Actor Khalilur Rahman Babar, popular for reprising negative roles in films during the 70s and 80s, died at at city’s Square Hospital at 9.10 am on Monday . He was 68.
Babar had long been suffering from a combination of diabetes, blood pressure and lung ailments, family sources said. He was admitted to Square Hospital on Thursday after suffering a brain haemorrhage before his demise three days later
Babar, also a film producer and director, had one of his feet amputated due to the spread of gangrene up to his left knee in June of this year.
Despite gaining recognition predominantly as a movie villain, Babar made his silver screen debut as a protagonist in the Amjad Hossain’s ‘Banglar Mukh’.
He later embarked on his journey as an antagonist in Jahirul Haque’s ‘Rongbaj’ in an acting career spanning over three decades.
Babar also produced and directed a number of films, including ‘Daiban’ and ‘Dagi’.
His body was be taken to the Film Development Corporation or FDC for a Namaz-e-Janaza and laid to rest at the Intellectuals’ Graveyard in Mirpur in the evening.