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Aly Zaker, a towering figure in theatre, television and film arena in Bangladesh, has died in hospital care after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 76.
The legendary actor passed away at United Hospital in Dhaka at 6:40 am Friday, his advertising company Asiatic 3Sixty said in a brief statement. Aly tested positive for the COVID-19 illness two days ago, his son Iresh Zaker wrote on Facebook.
Aly left an indelible mark on audiences with memorable performances on stage and television over a span of more than 20 years.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the tributes for the acclaimed thespian in the wake of his demise.
In a condolence message, Hamid said, "Aly Zaker was a shining star in the country's cultural arena. With his death, the country has lost a great actor and cultural figure.”
He will be “remembered for his contribution to the Great Liberation War and the country's art and cultural arena”, said Hasina.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid also expressed grief over the death of the actor and said, "Through his acting and creative endeavours, he will live forever in the hearts of audiences in this country."

Source:bdnews24.com

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