National-award winner cinematographer Mahfuzur Rahman Khan died while undergoing treatment at a city hospital early today at the age of 70.
“Mahfuzur Rahman breathed his last at 12:26 am,” said Kabirul Islam Khan, secretary of Bangladesh Cinematographers’ Samity.
Mahfuzur, nine-time national award winning cinematographer, was admitted to Green Life Hospital Limited on November 25 as he fell sick.
Later, he was shifted to the city’s United Hospital and kept on life-
support where he died in the wee hours of today.
The first namaz-e-janaza of Mahfuzur is scheduled to be held at Chawkbazar Shahi Jame Mosque situated in Old Dhaka this afternoon, Kabirul said.
Later, his body will be taken to Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) following his family’s consent, he added.
Mahfuzur Rahman won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Cinematography a record nine times for the films Obhijan (1984), Sohojatri (1987), Poka Makorer Ghor Bosoti (1996), Shrabon Megher Din (1999), Dui Duari (2000), Hajar Bachhor Dhore (2005), Amar Ache Jol (2008), Ghetuputra Komola (2012) and Padma Patar Jol (2015).
He also directed and produced films as well as acted in a lead role in the films Jallader Darbar, Amar Janmabhumi, Dabi, Alo Chhaya and Cholo Ghor Badhi.