‘Ghuddi’ maker Syed Salahuddin Zaki passed away

‘Ghuddi’ maker Syed Salahuddin Zaki passed away
‘Ghuddi’ maker Syed Salahuddin Zaki passed away

Filmmaker Syed Salahuddin Zaki passed away. Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Raziun. He breathed his last at Gulshan United Hospital in the capital on Monday at 11:53 PM. Channel Eye Managing Director Faridur Reza Sagar confirmed the news of the death of this Prothom Aloke director. Syed Salahuddin Zaki was 77 years old at the time of his death. He was born on August 26, 1946.

One son and one daughter of Syed Salauddin Zaki. They both live in Canada. It is known that after their return to the country, a decision will be taken regarding the burial of Syed Salahuddin Zaki.

Syed Salauddin Zaki. Photo: Collected

It is known that he was at Dhanmondi’s house in the evening as well. Everything was going well. After ten o’clock at night the physical condition suddenly deteriorated. After that, the director was quickly taken to the United Hospital of Gulshan in the capital. Hospital doctors said he died.

Apart from being a producer, Syed Salahuddin Zaki is also known as a storyteller, dialogue writer, screenwriter and writer. He won the hearts of audiences as well as film critics with his first film ‘Ghuddi’ released in 1980. He won the National Film Award for Best Dialogue Writer for this movie. After that he produced several films including ‘Lal Banarasi’, ‘Ayna Bibi Pala’. He was also working as the Director General of Bangladesh Television in the late nineties of the last century.

Producer of ‘Ghuddi’ Syed Salahuddin Zaki and Managing Director of Impress Telefilm and Channel Eye Faridur Reza Sagar

Recently he completed two films produced by Impress Telefilms. One is ‘Invincible Alone’ and the other is ‘Transitional’. However, Syed Salauddin Zaki could not run around as he wanted due to old age. He could not even go shooting whenever he wanted. Still he could not be suppressed. ‘Ghuddi’ famous director Syed Salahuddin Zaki wrote the 7th film of his career while sitting in a wheelchair. The film titled ‘Aparajeya Eka’ is awaiting release.

Zaki still used to shoot all the movies with the enthusiasm with which he made the film ‘Ghuddi’ in the eighties. No obstacle could overcome him at work. Talking to Prothom Alo a couple of months ago, this producer laughed and said, ‘Age is just an excuse. I am not one to sit around making excuses. As long as I live, I will make movies.’ That’s what Salauddin Zaki did. A few days before his death, he completed the work of Aparajeya Eka and Krantikaal.

Syed Salauddin Zaki is explaining the scene to everyone during the shooting of the film ‘Krantikaal’ in Kalatia near Dhaka.

Raisul Islam Asad and Subarna Mustafa played the two main roles in the movie ‘Ghuddi’. In this movie, the song ‘Abar El Je Sandhya’ written by Kawsar Ahmed Chowdhury and sung by Happy Akhander became very popular.

The article is in Bengali

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