Coronavirus-infected Azizul Hakim on life support
Renowned actor Azizul Hakim, who has been suffering from COVID-19, was put on life support on Friday morning as his condition worsened.
His wife playwright Zeenat Hakim and son Muhaimin Redwan also caught the deadly virus.
After testing positive for the virus, they had been taken treatment at home on doctor's advice but today Azizul Hakim was put on life support in Bangladesh Specialized Hospital's ICU following his condition deteriorated.
Noted presenter and media personality Anzam Masud confirmed the matter this morning.
Earlier on Tuesday, the television, film and stage actor along with his wife and son tested positive for coronavirus.
UNB adds: Hakim was born in Cumilla on May 15, 1959. He obtained an MA in political science from Dhaka University.
He started his theatre career with the theatre group "Aranyak" in 1977. His first acted theatre play was 'Ora Kodom Ali'.
He received his breakthrough as a television actor in 1981 with BTV's Ekhaney Nongor. He debuted as a director on television with drama Ja Hariye Jay and on theatre with the play Pathor. Jol Porey Pata Norey (2005) has been his major and first drama serial on television, written by his wife Zeenat.
Hakim debuted in film with Mustafizur Rahman's Shonkhonil Karagar (1992), written by legendary litterateur Humayun Ahmed.