Before the funeral, Tazin's body was taken to Kashimpur Women's Central Jail in Gazipur so her mother, Dilara Jolly, could say her final goodbye
TV actor Tazin Ahmed was laid to rest in her father's grave in Banani graveyard around 3pm on Wednesday, following her namaz-e-janaza at Gulshan Azad Mosque after the Zohr prayers.
Before the funeral, Tazin's body was taken to Kashimpur Women's Central Jail in Gazipur so her mother, Dilara Jolly, could say her final goodbye.
According to sources, with the permission from the prison officials, a van carrying Tazin's body arrived at the prison gate around 8am on Tuesday.
Jailer Salma Begum said Dilara broke down in tears as soon as she saw her daughter's body.
Dilara has been in jail for two years serving a sentence for cheque fraud. She is scheduled to be released on October 22, 2019.
She used to have her own production house and provided her daughter a platform to launch her acting career.
The renowned television actor, anchor, playwright and director met an untimely death at the age of 43. She suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning at her home and breathed her last at the Regent Hospital in Uttara, Dhaka in the afternoon.
A mass communication and journalism graduate from Dhaka University, Tazin started her career on TV during the mid-90s. Her first TV appearance was on “Shesh Dekha Shesh Noy,” a BTV drama. She worked in theatre as well. She had been a part of Aranyak Natyadal since 2000. Before that, she worked with Natyajan.
Tazin worked as a journalist in various media outlets as well, including the daily Bhorer Kagoj and the daily Prothom Alo. She also had a brief stint as public relations officer at the Mercantile Bank Ltd.
Tazin was also known for her work as a director and a TV anchor, as well as a playwright. “Jatak” and “Jogphol” are two plays that she wrote and directed.
At her funeral, her friends, family members and people from the media industry as well as all walks of life came to pay their respects.
Her funeral was organized by Obhinoy Shilpi Sangha, an association of small screen actors. They will also host a memorial for Tazin at their Niketan office in Dhaka tomorrow.