Renowned Bangladeshi actor Kabori passes away

Sara Begum Kabori was honoured with the National Film Award for her role in the film Sareng Bou in 1978.

Renowned Bangladeshi actor Sara Begum Kabori passed away in Dhaka on Saturday. She was 70. She was admitted to the Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka for the treatment of COVID 19 last week. Sara Begum Kabori was honoured with the National Film Award for her role in the film Sareng Bou in 1978. She got the lifetime achievement award in 2013. She was also a freedom fighter and former member of parliament. Kabori was fondly known as the ‘Mishti Meye’, the ‘Sweet Girl’ of Bangladesh cinema for her role in the films.

Starting her career at the age of 13 in Subhash Dutta directed Sutorang, she attained popularity and fame in Bangla cinema with films like Sujon Sokhi, Sareng Bou, Shat Bhai Champa, Arun Varun Kiran Mala and Lalon Fokir in over 5 decades of her film career. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and condolences over the demise of the legendary actor.

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