A trendsetter in Bangladeshi theatre, renowned playwright Selim Al Deen, is critically ill. He was admitted at the CCU of Labaid Cardiac Hospital on January 11. He has been suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney and diabetic problem.
Selim Al Deen's plays have been staged by several leading theatre groups in Bangladesh and India. Some of his plays have been translated in several European countries.
He began writing plays while he was a student of Dhaka University. Al Deen successfully introduced indigenous narrative technique in modern drama. His plays such as Kittonkhola, Keramatmongal, Hat Hadai, Chaka, Joiboti Konnar Mon, Bonopangshul, Nimojjon and others have left an indelible impression on the audience.
He is a founder member of Dhaka Theatre. Some of his TV serials like Granthikgan Kahey, Chhaya Shikari and others have won plaudits from the TV audience.
Selim Al Deen is the founder Chairman of Department of Drama and Dramatics at Jahangirnagar University.