Ekushey Padak-winning actor and dramatist Masum Aziz died at a hospital in Dhaka on Monday afternoon.
He died at about 3:30pm on Monday at Square Hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka where he had been on life support since October 13, said Sammilita Sangskritik Jote president Golam Quddus.
He was admitted to the hospital over a week ago.
He said that the noted actor had been suffering from old age complications as well as from cancer and heart disease.
Aziz earned fame through acting on stage, in television dramas and cinemas. He made his acting debut in the Group Theater while studying in Chittagong University.
He acted in his first TV drama in 1985. In his lifetime he acted in more than 400 dramas and films throughout his career.
Masum Aziz received Ekushey Padak in 2022.
His notable dramas are Ure Jai Bok Pokhkhi, 24 Carat Men, Tin Gadha, Priyo Protipakkha, Josna Korechhe Aari, and Sakin Sarisuri.
In 2006, he won National Film Award as the best supporting actor for playing his role in film Ghani.
State minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid expressed deep shock and sorrow at the demise of the noted actor.