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Actress Ajmeri Zaman Reshma passes away

One of the leading film, television, radio and stage actresses Ajmeri Zaman Reshma breathed her last on Wednesday at Green Life Hospital in Dhaka.

Born on March 31, 1938, she started her career in the early 60s in Radio and Voice of America as a voice artist and news presenter. 

Later, her acting prowess led her to act on stages, television and films. 

She was highly acclaimed for her performance in "Mukhora Romoni Boshikoron",  a Bangla adaptation of William Shakespeare's, "Taming of the Shrew" by Munier Chowdhury. 

She worked in the drama with co-actors Golam Mustafa, Hasan Imam, Laila Hasan and many others. The drama was directed by the television stalwart Mostofa Monwar in 1970. 

Her foray in films began with "Jeena Bhi Mushkil" and soon reached stardom for her stellar performance in "Chokori", co-starring  Nadeem and Shabana. 

For films, Ajmeri Zaman took on the pseudonym of Reshma and 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", "Shesh Uttor" and many other films. 

Her creative excellence also got her involved with costume designing and art direction for stage productions. Her passion also for stage acting got her involved with the eminent stage platform of 60s, drama circle. 

Ajmeri Zaman Reshma hailed from a Zamindar family of Munshiganj and got married to Zaman Ali Khan, the first Producer of PTV in 1961. 

At the time of death, she was 82 years old and left behind her son, Rahber Khan, voice artist and former news presenter of Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television, BTV and ATN Bangla and daughter-in-law, Farhana Mithu, a well-known television, film and stage actor of the country.

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