Renowned film director Saidul Anam Tutul has died in a Dhaka hospital at the age of 68.
Tutul was admitted to Labaid Specialised Hospital on Saturday as he had been suffering from heart disease.
Confirming the matter, the hospital’s assistant general manager Saifur Rahman Lenin said the eminent director breathed his last around 3:15pm on Tuesday.
Tutul is survived by his wife and two daughters, Oishee Anam and Amrita Anan. He was the first general secretary and a life-time member of the Directors’ Guild, a television drama directors’ organisation.
He was the founder of renowned production house ‘Akar’ and directed a government-funded film titled ‘Kalbela’, which has yet to be released.
Tutul’s first movie ‘Adhiyar’, funded by the Bangladesh government and was released in 2003. He won the first Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Editor for ‘Surja Dighal Bari’ in 1979.
He also edited many other popular films, including ‘Ghuddi’, ‘Dahan,’, ‘Dipu Number 2’ and ‘Dukhai’.