Actress Tazin Ahmed dies of heart attack

22 May 2018, 17:37 | updated: 22 May 2018, 23:13

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Dhaka: Popular small screen actress Tazin Ahmed died of cardiac arrest here on Tuesday.

She breathed her last at Regent Hospital in the city’s Uttara area around 4:35pm, said General Secretary of Obhinoy Shilpi Sangha Ahsan Habib Nasim, reports teh UNB.

He said the actress was taken to the hospital around 12 noon after she fell sick. She was kept on life support for several hours.

Tazin Ahmed made her mark in many fields — ranging from performances in theatre and small screen to journalism, playwright, TV anchoring and directing.

She entered the small screen in 1996 through her mother’s production house and became associated with theatre troupe Natyojon. She was a member of Aronyak troupe till her death.

The actress completed her post-graduation in Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) from Dhaka University.

She joined the daily Bhorer Kagoj in 1994. She took up a job with Prothom Alo in 1997 and became a staff reporter in 1998. She was also a columnist for Anondo Bhubon and a freelance contributor to Bangla Bazar.

Tazin joined Mercantile Bank as a public relations officer in 2002 and took up the mantle of programme executive with NTV one year later.

Meanwhile, Directors’ Guild expressed deep shock at the death of the popular actress.

In a condolence message, its general secretary SA Haque Alik prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members.