Television, film, and theatre actor Shamim Visti passes away

Friday, 22 October 2021

Renowned theatre, television, and film actor Shamim Visti passed away on Friday at the age of 55.

According to Shahiduzzaman Selim, president of Actors Equity Bangladesh, Visti died at a hospital in Dhaka at 4.30 am on Friday due to a brain haemorrhage.

The first namaz-e-janaza of the actor was held in front of his house in Mirpur at 11:30 pm, and the second janaza was held after the Jummah prayer at Mirpur-1 Akbar Mosque. He was then buried at Mirpur Intellectual Cemetery, reports UNB.

Shamim Visti, a member country's one of the oldest theatre troupes ‘Natyachakra’, was born in Kobutorkhola, Srinagar, Munshiganj in 1966.

He has starred in ‘Natyachakra’s popular theatre production "Bhoddornok" several times. And actively participated in many projects while being in Japan in Tokyo International Culture Academy productions.

The actor was working on a new production for Bangladesh Television (BTV), a series directed by Mamunur Rashid and produced by Fazle Azim. He was a renowned face in the television industry and also appeared in the film "Porobashini."

Apart from these, Visti was also a member of the Actors Equity Bangladesh and ran for president in the previous election.