DHAKA, May 20, 2020 (BSS) – Octogenarian actress and cultural personality
Ajmeri Zaman Reshma died here today at a private hospital in the city due to
old age complications, family sources said. She was 82.
“She breathed her last at 2.30 pm at Green Life Hospital in Dhaka,” a
family member said.
During a protracted checkered career Reshma earned the repute of being an
actress in the pre and post independence film industry, stage and television
alongside being a TV presenter and newscaster.
Born on March 31,1938, Reshma made her debut in the media industry in
early 1960s through radio when she also worked as a voice presenter in Voice
of America while her acting prowess promoted her to perform as an actress in
on stage, television and films.
She was hugely acclaimed for her performance on television in the Bangla
adaptation by Munier Chowdhury of William Shakespeare’s, ‘Taming of the
Shrew’ titled ‘Mukhora Romoni Boshikoron’ co-starred by Golam Mustafa, Hasan
Imam, Laila Hasan and many others in 1970.
The drama was directed by television stalwart Mostofa Monwar.
Her foray in films began with ‘Jeena Bhi Mushkil’ and soon reached stardom
for her stellar performance in ‘Chokori’, co-starred by Nadeem and Shabana
while she went on to star in many Bangla and Urdu films like ‘Bhawal
Shonnyashi’, ‘Noyontara’ ‘Indhan’ ‘Darshan’, ‘Chand aur Chandni’, ‘Phir
Milenge Hum Dono’, ‘Shurjo Uthar Agey’, ‘Megher Pore Megh’ and ‘Shesh Uttor’.
Her creative excellence also got her involved with costume designing and
art direction for stage productions while in 1960s she was an active
performer of the then Drama Circle.
Reshma left behind her son voice artiste and reputed news reader Rahber
Khan and daughter in-law Farhana Mithu, a television, film and stage actor.
Hailed from a Zamindar family of Munshigonj, she got married to Zaman Ali
Khan, the first Producer of the then PTV in 1961.