Veteran Dhallywood actor Khalilur Rahman Babor, who was popularly known as Babor Ali or Acor Babor, has passed away today at 9:05am in Square Hospital. He was 67 years old.
Babor had a paralyzing stroke on Wednesday and was admitted to Square on the same day. He is survived by his wife Sultana Ali, daughter Omaina Rahman and son Riyad Ur-Rahman Tony.
Even before Wednesday's hospitalization, Babor had been struggling long with diabetes, arthritis and hypertension. Around June of this year, he had a sudden onset of diabetic neuropathy leading to a series of hospitalization. He eventually lost his left leg. However, he was training to walk with a prosthetic.
In spite of his illustrious career Babor was known to be very humble and humane person to those who were close to him.
In a 40-year long career, Babor was a contemporary of actors such as Razzak, Farooque, and Humayun Faridi. He also shared the screen with the next generation of actors such as Salman Shah. He was mostly known for playing negative roles, and he acted in more than 150 films. Some of his most renowned films are Sareng Bou, Rangbaaz, Ashami, Surrender, Banjaran, Sikandar, Oshikkhito, Purushker, Aagun, Inspector and Daagi.
Babor had also directed three films, and many TV dramas, while appearing in many of them. He was an avid theatre activist and participated in roadside dramas, especially during the Liberation movement.