Salman Shah’s 52nd birth anniversary today
Today is the 52nd birth anniversary of Dhallywood superstar Salman Shah.
Commonly regarded as one of the most iconic actors in Bangladesh’s film history, Salman appeared in 27 films in a short acting career of three years.
His first feature film Keyamat Theke Keyamat, which was released in 1993, shot him to stardom. In the following two years Shah appeared in leading roles in a series of commercially successful films, including Bikkhobh, Denmohor, Shujon Shokhi, Shopner Thikana, Ei Ghor Ei Shongsar, Sotter Mrittu Nei and Anondo Oshru.
At the height of his fame, Salman was found dead in his apartment in Eskaton, Dhaka on September 6, 1996. Following the death, his father Kamaruddin Chowdhury filed an unnatural death case.
After decades of controversy and speculation around his death, Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) of Bangladesh in a probe report said Salman was not killed but he committed suicide due to a family feud.
The PBI after its prolonged investigation made the probe report of Salman’s death case public on February 24, 2020.
The PBI interrogated a total of 44 people, who were present at the scene and testimonies of 10 people had been recorded under section 164 of the penal code.
In the initial autopsy report, doctors said the death occurred due to asphyxiation by hanging. After Md Humayun Kabir, erstwhile police commissioner of the Detective Branch, took over the case, Salman’s mortal remains were exhumed and examined again.
Detective Branch, Criminal Investigation Department of police and a judicial probe body investigated the case separately and submitted their reports stating that Salman’s death was a case of unnatural death, which his family rejected.
On December 7 in 2016, a Dhaka court asked the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to carry out further investigation into the case.