Vol. 5 Num 173 Thu. November 18, 2004  

Rajib passes away

Wasimul Bari Rajib, a prominent name in filmdom and managing director of the Film Development Corporation (FDC), passed away on November 14, after suffering from intestinal cancer.

Born on January 1, 1952, Rajib first appeared on the silver screen in the film Rakhe Allah Mare Ke in 1979. In his long acting career, Rajib earned mass popularity, performing in more than 400 films. He also performed on TV and stage plays.

He received awards at the national level for supporting as well as villainous roles in Bangla movies. He received six national awards as the Best Villain- character and four national awards as the Best Supporting-character in ten movies including Danga, Khokon Shona, Sepai, Bhat De and others. However, he won the heart of his fans for his bold appearance on-screen as an anti-hero. He was also the producer of seven movies. Of the 11 films released this Eid, Rajib has performed in five movies. With his death the Bangladeshi film industry has lost a talent.

The Culture Desk of The Daily Star pays tribute to the eminent film personality.