Ashraful Haque’s last rites performed at his hometown

Bollywood actor Ashraful Haque’s last rites were performed at his hometown, Goalpara on Tuesday. Hundreds of people paid their last respect to this talented actor. His body was taken to his native place by members of All Assam Students' Union (Aasu) after it reached Guwahati airport on Wednesday morning. His last rites were performed in the afternoon.

Renowned actor Adil Hussain, who also hails from the same town, called Ashraful 'a serious and extremely dedicated actor'. "He could have been a great actor but he did not get the kind of roles he deserved. He did not get due recognition, either," Adil told TOI.

Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi expressed sadness over the early death of Haque. In his condolence speech Mr Gogoi said that Ashraful’s contribution to the field of art and culture would be remembered forever.

After completing schooling from Baladmari High School, Goalpara, in 1987, Haque completed his graduation from Goalpara College in 1992. After completing college, he joined the National School of Drama, New Delhi. He studied dramatics and specialized in acting. He completed his course in 1997 and worked in theatres before joining Bollywood.

He was suffering from a rare disorder called Myelodysplastic Syndrome and was undergoing treatment for the last two years, according to reports. He breathed his last at Sunita Hospital in Andheri East in Mumbai on Tuesday. He started his career with theatres and worked with renowned playwright like Ram Gopal Bajaj. Ashraful Haque, who worked in movies like‘Company’, ‘Jungle’, ‘Ravan’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Black Friday’ is survived by his wife and nine-year-old son.

He was also seen in national award-winning film 'The Lost Behrupiya' (2013).