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Prominent playwright, actor Momtazuddin Ahmed passes away

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Prominent playwright, actor Momtazuddin Ahmed passes away

Eminent playwright and theatre personality Prof Momtazuddin Ahmed died at a hospital in city on Sunday. He was 84.

The renowned dramatist breathed his last around 3:48 pm while undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital, said his nephew Shahriar Mahmud Prince.

Professor Momtazuddin Ahmed was admitted to the hospital on October 20 after his asthmatic problem worsened. 

Born in 1935 in Chapainawabganj, Prof Momtazuddin was directly involved in the Language Movement during his college days at Rajshahi Government College. 

On February 21, 1952 he contributed to erecting the ShaheedMinar at Muslim Hostel of Rajshahi Govt.

College. He had to face prison multiple times for his involvement.

Prof Momtazuddin authored a number of dramas. Among them ‘Ki Chaho Shankhachil’ and ‘RajarAnusharer Pala’ have been included in the syllabus of Rabindra Bharati University of Kolkata. 

Natyatroyee, Hridoyghatita Bepar Shepar, Zamidar Darpan, Saat Ghater Kanakari. He has also edited Neeldarpan andSirajuddoula are some notable dramas penned by Prof Momtazuddin.

He won EkusheyPadak (1997), Bangla Academy Award, Shishu Academy Award and many morein recognition of his contributions to theatre and literature.unb.

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