The tragic sequence of events unfolded shortly after Sohan’s wife’s passing a day earlier, in their own residence during her sleep. It is reported that this loss took a severe toll on Sohan’s health, leading to his hospitalization on Wednesday, where he was subsequently pronounced dead due to a brain stroke.
Filmmaker Firoz Shahi visited Sohan’s home on Wednesday evening to offer his condolences but found Sohan unresponsive on his bed. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital, where the attending doctor confirmed that Sohan had passed away peacefully in his sleep, marking the end of an era in Bangladeshi cinema.
Sohan’s illustrious career traces its roots back to 1977 when he began as an assistant director to Shibli Sadiq. He took the directorial reins with his film ‘Biswas Obiswas’ in 1988, but it was ‘Keyamot Theke Keyamot,’ released in 1993 and starring Salman Shah and Moushumi, that propelled him into the limelight. This cinematic masterpiece set a new standard in Bangladeshi cinema.
Sohan’s filmography boasts an array of remarkable works, including ‘Amar Desh Amar Prem,’ ‘Swajan,’ ‘Amar Ghor Amar Behesto,’ ‘Ananta Bhalobasha,’ ‘Shami Chintai,’ ‘Amar Jaan Amar Pran,’ ‘Poran Joliya Jay Re,’ ‘Koti Takar Prem,’ ‘She Amar Mon Kereche,’ and ‘Lobhe Paap Paape Mrittu.’ His contributions to the industry helped elevate actors like Salman Shah,
Shakib Khan, Moushumi, and Agoon to household name status in Bangladesh.
Beyond his directorial achievements, Sohan also served as the president of the Bangladesh Film Director’s Association and as a member of the Bangladesh Film Censor Board. His influence and guidance played a pivotal role in shaping the country’s film landscape. Notably, his film ‘Ananta Bhalobasha’ in 1999 marked a turning point in Bangladeshi cinema by introducing Shakib Khan, now one of the biggest superstars in the industry.