Celebrated film actress Parveen Sultana Diti has died of cancer.
She has breathed her last at United Hospital in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon.
UNB adds: The popular film actress of the 90’s was admitted to the United Hospital on January 8 upon her return from India.
She was diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent a surgery at Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Chennai, India on July 29 last year.
On her return after the operation, Diti again fell ill in November and went under another operation in India.
As there was no sign of improvement in her condition, she was brought back home in January last and admitted to United Hospital.
Diti was married to film actor Sohel Chowdhury who had died in 1998.
She is survived by daughter Lamia Chowdhury, son Shafayet Chowdhury and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn her death.
Diti won the Bangladesh National Film Award as the best actress in a supporting role in 1987 for her performance in ‘Shami Stri’.
Her best films include Hiramoti, Dui Jibon, Bhai Bondhu, Usila, Lady Inspector, Khuner Bodla, Ajker Hungama, Shesh Upohar, Chorom Aghat, Shami Stri,Aporadhi, Kaliya, Kaal Sokale, Megher Kole Rod, Akash Choya Bhalobasha and Mayamoy.