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Celebrities mourn the passing of screen legend Kabori

  • Published at 06:12 am April 17th, 2021
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Kabori started her silver screen career with Shubhash Dutta's 1968 film, Sutorang Collected

Celebrities recalled their larger than life colleague and mentor, and offered condolences to her loved ones

The news of silver screen legend Sarah Begum Kabori's demise shocked the nation in the early hours of April 17. People expressed their sadness and admiration for this two-time National Film Award winner on social media. Celebrities recalled their larger than life colleague and mentor, and offered condolences to her loved ones. 

Actor Suborna Mustafa wrote: "Your smile, your acting, your charm  mesmerised audiences of all ages... The best actress of the silver screen.. How do I say goodbye to you... Feeling suffocated.... Rest in peace Kobori phupu"

Shakib Khan wrote a long message where he said: "She was one of the wisest people in the film industry. She witnessed the golden age of our cinema. She starred in many films including Sutorang, Hiramon, Moynamoti, Chorabali, Paruler Shongshar, Binimoy, Agontuk, Shujon Shokhi, Titas Ekti Nodir Nam, Sareng Bou, Nil Akasher Niche and so on... Stay well wherever you are, Kabori Apa."

Chanchal Chowdhury recounted his last encounter with the late actor. He wrote: "I don't remember the first time I met our dream heroine, but I remember the last exchange clear as day. She told me she was a fan of Monpura. Stay well, Kabori Apa."

Siam Ahmed bade farewell to the "sweet girl" of Bangla cinema, saying: "Corona took one of the greatest actors of Dhakaite cinema... May your soul rest in peace."

Film actress and former lawmaker Sarah Begum Kabori died at the age of 70 losing her battle against the coronavirus. She had bagged National Film Awards for her role in "Sareng Bou" (1978) and later claimed the Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.