Noted dancer, actor Zinnat Barkatullah in ICU

Dhaka, Dec 26 – Eminent actor and internationally renowned dance icon Zinnat Barkatullah was shifted to ICU at a city hospital on Saturday.

Her daughter, renowned actor Bijori Barkatullah confirmed this news via a Facebook post on Saturday evening.
“My mother Zinnat Barkatullah is in ICU ventilation with a critical condition. I ask everyone to pray for my mother. All mighty Allah Rahmanur Rahim have mercy on my mother and heal her pain. The greatest in the world can do any miracle “He is The One Who Heals the sick. All praise is due to Allah the Healer of the world”, Bijori wrote in her Facebook post.
According to various sources, Zinnat has not been tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of this reporting.
Back on August 3, her husband and former BTV producer Md Barkatullah died of COVID-19 and she also fought her battle with coronavirus during that period.
In her illustrious career, Zinnat 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 has received prestigious awards including UNESCO award, Natya Shabha Award, BACHSAS Award and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award, to name a few. – UNB