Hesk Report- 06 April 2019 : Veteran actor Tele Samad, who entertained his fans for four decades with his unique style of comedy, has died at Square Hospital in Dhaka.
He breathed his last at around 11:30am on Saturday at the age of 74, confirmed hospital authorities.
Tele Samad had been suffering from old-age complications for the past few years. He had a bypass surgery in the USA in 2017. Samad returned to Bangladesh in September the same year after recovery.
He was hospitalized twice in October and November. On October 20 last year he had an emergency surgery on his left toe.
Tele Samad was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital in Dhaka on December 21 last year.
Earlier, he was at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of Square Hospital. However, the hemoglobin count in his blood had fallen, and as a result he was transferred to a cabin in the BSMMU.
A fan-favorite actor and lovable comedian, Abdus Samad was born in Munshiganj in January 8 of 1945. He adopted the name Tele Samad as his movie career began to take off.
His debut movie was “Kar Bou,” directed by Nazrul Islam and released in 1973.
Samad studied at the fine arts department of Dhaka University, and had a talent for music. He was the music director of the movie 'Mona Pagla.' Tele Samad’s fame skyrocketed after his movie 'Nayanmoni' was released.”
His most memorable movie is “Paye Cholar Poth,” and his was a playback singer in more than 50 Bangladeshi flicks.
Tele Samad’s final acting performance was the movie Zero Degree, directed by Animesh Aich.