Noted film director and president of Bangladesh Film Directors Association, Shahidul Islam Khokon, breathed his last at a hospital in city’s Uttara area on Monday.
He was under treatment there for a long time.
Shahidul Islam Khokon is known for his films like Chehara: Vondo-2 (2010), Vondo (1998) and Taka (2005).
He was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (ALS), a progressive disease involving degeneration of the motor neurons and wasting of the muscles, in the internal part of his mouth.
Khokon sold his own residence in the city’s Uttara area around 16 years ago for making Palabi Kothai, a film on women empowerment.
He also made a film, Ghatok, against the war criminals, and a movie, Laal Sabuj, against Bangla Bhai.
Khokon's first namaj-e-janaza will be held at Film Development Corporation (FDC) after Zohr prayer.