Renowned dancer Zeenat Barkatullah in ICU

Published : 17 Mar 2023 09:02 PM | Updated : 17 Mar 2023 09:02 PM

Ekushey award winning dance artist and actress Zeenat Barkatullah was admitted at a hospital in the capital due to her brain hemorrhage and lung infection.

The internationally renowned dance icon has been in the intensive care unit (ICU) for the last five days.

Her daughter, renowned actress Bijori Barkatullah disclosed the matter through a social media post.

She was infected with coronavirus a couple of years ago.

Earlier on August 3, 2020, her husband, famous TV personality Mohammad Barkatullah, died. He was diagnosed with Covid-19.

In her illustrious career, Zeenat Barkatullah served as the director of the Production Department as well as the Dance and Music departments at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) since 2002.

As an accomplished dancer, she is trained in Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri and Folk dance format. Also being a renowned television actor, she has acted in more than 80 dramas for various television channels.

For her contributions to the field of dance and acting, she was given various prestigious awards including UNESCO award, Natya Shabha Award, BACHSAS Award and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award.

Zeenat received Ekushey Padak in 2022 for her contributions to dance.