Professor Momtazuddin Ahmed dies at the age of 84
June 2nd, 2019 at 6:57 pm
Professor Momtazuddin Ahmed dies at the age of 84

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s language movement veteran, dramatist and cultural activist Professor Momtazuddin Ahmed died on Sunday of old-age complexities at the age of 84.

The prestigious Ekushe award winning dramatist breathed his last at Apollo Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for various complexities, in the afternoon, Gulam Quddus, a cultural activist said.

Ahmed was a professor in the department of Bengali at Jagannath University and a part-time lecturer at the department of Music and Dramatics in Dhaka University.

He left behind his wife, two daughters, two sons and a host of admirers to mourn his death.

His body will be taken to Central Shaheed Minar premises Monday to allow the people to pay their final respects for the legendary playwright.

Ahmed, who had written 25 plays for the stage radio and television and directed many others, was a model for many creative artistes of the present time.

He wrote several novels, research papers, essays, newspaper columns, screenplays for cinema, and text books for primary and secondary educations of Bangladesh.

Ahmed taught Bengali, Sanskrit, and European drama in several non-government and government colleges for over 32 years.

Rabindra Bharati University has included his writings Bibaha and Ki Chaho Shankhachil in its curriculum. Several of his plays are also included in primary, secondary and higher secondary curriculum in Bangladesh.

Ahmed took active role in state language movement of Bangladesh in 1952, struggle for freedom during Pakistani era and movement for getting back democracy in post-independence Bangladesh.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed their condolences at the death Ahmed.

“The loss at his death is really irreparable,” said the President in a message. The President also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.

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Dhaka – Bangladesh’s language movement veteran, dramatist and cultural activist Professor Momtazuddin Ahmed died on Sunday of old-age complexities at the age of 84.

The prestigious Ekushe award winning dramatist breathed his last at Apollo Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for various complexities, in the afternoon, Gulam Quddus, a cultural activist said.

Ahmed was a professor in the department of Bengali at Jagannath University and a part-time lecturer at the department of Music and Dramatics in Dhaka University.

He left behind his wife, two daughters, two sons and a host of admirers to mourn his death.

His body will be taken to Central Shaheed Minar premises Monday to allow the people to pay their final respects for the legendary playwright.

Ahmed, who had written 25 plays for the stage radio and television and directed many others, was a model for many creative artistes of the present time.

He wrote several novels, research papers, essays, newspaper columns, screenplays for cinema, and text books for primary and secondary educations of Bangladesh.

Ahmed taught Bengali, Sanskrit, and European drama in several non-government and government colleges for over 32 years.

Rabindra Bharati University has included his writings Bibaha and Ki Chaho Shankhachil in its curriculum. Several of his plays are also included in primary, secondary and higher secondary curriculum in Bangladesh.

Ahmed took active role in state language movement of Bangladesh in 1952, struggle for freedom during Pakistani era and movement for getting back democracy in post-independence Bangladesh.

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