Actor Abdul Kader laid to rest
Published : Saturday, 26 December, 2020 at 7:46 PM Count : 227
Popular actor Abdul Kader was laid to eternal rest at the same grave where his mother was buried at Banani graveyard in Dhaka on Saturday.
He was buried at the grave at about 5.35pm following second namaj-e-janaza held at a mosque adjacent to the graveyard. Actors, cultural activists and family members of the deceased attended the namaj-e-janaza.
Shafiul Azam, son of Kader, said his father was buried at the grave of my grandmother according to his final wish.
Earlier, his first namaj-e-janaza was held at Mirpur DOHS Central Mosque.
The body of actor Abdul Kader was taken to Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy premises at about 3.00pm where people from all walks of life including fans and well wishers paid their last tribute.
Abdul Kader, who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) since December 21, breathed his last in capital’s Evercare Hospital at 8:20 am.
Well-known to all for his popular comedy characters in plays on Television (TV), actor Kader was 69.
He left behind a son, a daughter, a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock at his death.
Born in 1951 at the Sonarang village of Tongibari Upazila in Munshiganj, Abdul Kader obtained his Honours and Master’s from the Department of Economics at Dhaka University.
He is best known for playing “Bodi” in Humayun Ahmed’s iconic drama series “Kothao Keu Nei” and “Dulabhai” in Humayun Ahmed’s another popular drama “Nakshatrer Raat.”
As a comedic actor, Kader had been regularly active in television since the 90s’ and also had been a regular cast as “Mama” on the “Mama-Vagne” segment alongside actor Afzal Sharif on Hanif Sanket’s “Ityadi,” the most popular magazine show in the country.
Kader was also a prominent actor and executive member of drama troupe Theatre.