Rani Sarkar, a veteran actress of Bangladeshi films, died of old age ailments in a hospital in Dhaka today. She breathed her last at a Dhaka hospital at around 4:00 a.m., local media reports said.
The body of Rani Sarkar will be taken to the office of Channel i at Tejgaon to pay tribute to the actress. From there, the body will be taken to FDC where her Namaz-e-Janaza will be held, said General Secretary of Bangladesh Film Artists' Association Zayed Khan. Later, she will be buried at Azimpur Graveyard.
Rani Sarkar, whose real name was Mossamot Amirun Nessa Khanam, was born at Shonatol village in Shatkhira's Kaliganj upazila. She completed her primary education from a school in Shonatola and later finished her SSC from Khulna Corporation Girls High School.
Her film career began as a stage performer in 1958. In the same year, Rani got her first break in AJ Kardar's film 'Dur Hai Shukh Ka Gao'. Later in 1962, she performed with the famous producer Ehteshamur Rahman in a Urdu film called 'Chanda'.
This is the film, which made Amirun Nessa change her name into Rani Sarkar. After the success of 'Chanda', she got to play the central role in two other famous films called 'Talash' and 'Notun Sur'.
In 2016, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provided her financial support worth Tk 20 lakh. The same year, she received life time achievement award for her contribution in the film industry of Bangladesh.