Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has donated 1 million taka for improved medical treatment of ATM Shamsuzzaman, officials said on Monday.
The award-winning actor is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dhaka as he suffers from many health complications.
Prime Minister’s special assistant Biplob Barua handed the cheque for the amount to the actor’s family at Asgar Ali Hospital in the old Dhaka.
Shamsuzzaman was admitted to the hospital on April 26. The 77-year old actor was put on life support on April 30 as his health condition deteriorated, but it was later removed on the same day as the condition improved slightly.
He was again put on the ventilation on May 6, but the ventilation was removed on May 11 as he improved once again.
“My father is comparatively well now,” Koyel, daughter of the actor, told reporters at the hospital.
Dr Samanta Lal Sen, a personal friend of the actor and national coordinator at the National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, and noted singer Rafiqul Alam, were present at the hospital when the cheque was handed.
Shamsuzaman was honoured with Ekushey Padak in 2015. He won Bangladesh National Film Awards five times.