The actor tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday
Renowned TV actor Azizul Hakim has been put on life support after testing positive for Covid-19.
Actor Bonna Mirza confirmed the matter on Friday.
On Tuesday, Azizul tested positive for Covid-19. His wife, screenwriter and playwright Zeenat Hakim, and son Mohaimin Ridwan, also tested Covid-19 positive. They are currently in stable condition and getting treated at home, reports UNB.
The actor was admitted to Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in the capital on Thursday night with respiratory distress and was immediately shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Director Chayanika Chowdhury, actor Omar Sani, playwright Masum Reza and more have confirmed the news on social media.
Azizul was severely sick with diarrhoea before testing positive for Covid-19.
Azizul was born in Comilla on May 15, 1959. He obtained an MA in political science from Dhaka University.
He started his theatre career with the theatre group Aranyak in 1977. His first acted theatre play was Ora Kodom Ali.
He received his breakthrough as a television actor in 1981 with BTV's Ekhaney Nongor. He debuted as a director on television with drama Ja Hariye Jay and on theatre with the play Pathor. Jol Porey Pata Norey (2005) has been his major and first drama serial on television, written by his wife Zeenat.
Azizul debuted in film with Mustafizur Rahman's Shonkhonil Karagar (1992), written by legendary litterateur Humayun Ahmed.
He started his acting career in early 90s performing on stage. He soon became one of the most sought after actors on television. He is still acting regularly for the small screen.