The 75-year-old prominent television and film actor Sharmili Ahmed has breathed her last breath on Friday morning at the capital's Ever Care hospital.
Ahsan Habib Nasim, president of the Actors' Equity Bangladesh, confirmed the news of her death. He said, "Sharmili Ahmed had been suffering from cancer for a long time. She died this morning while undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in the capital."
He further said her body will be brought to Uttara's residence at noon and will be buried in the same area at the end of Janaja.
The legendary actor started acting on stage at the age of 4. However, she began her career in radio in 1962, followed by films in 1964 and television in 1968. She appeared in 'Dompoti' the first drama series in Bangladesh's television history.
Her notable works are Malancha, Dompotti, Agun, Abirvaab, Poush Phaguner Pala, Meherjaan, Abar Hawa Bodol, Brishtir Pore, Amader Ananda Bari, Anchol, Aguntuk, Poshak, Chheleti, Uposhonghar, Chena Manusher Panchalee, Dhupchhaya, and many more.