Dr Enamul Haque laid to rest
Renowned actor, playwright, academian, and Ekushey Padak awardee Dr Enamul Haque passed away yesterday (October 11). His body was taken to the Central Shaheed Minar, where people from all walks of life paid their last respects to him from 11 am to 12 noon.
Golam Kuddus, President of cultural organisation Sammilito Sangskritik Jote, confirmed the matter to The Daily Star.
Afterwards, Dr Enamul Haque's body was taken to Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), where the eminent academian worked for over four decades. His namaz-e-janaza took place at the university after zuhr prayers. He was laid to rest at Banani Graveyard in Dhaka.
Dr Enamul Haque was born in Feni Sadar's Motobi area on May 29, 1943. He completed his SSC from Feni Pilot High School and HSC from Notre Dame College in Dhaka.
He pursued his Bachelor's and Master's in chemistry in 1963 and 1964 respectively, from the University of Dhaka.
He joined BUET's department of chemistry as a lecturer in 1965.
He earned his PhD degree from the University of Manchester in 1976 in the field of synthetic organic chemistry.
He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in medicinal chemistry there from June 1976 to May 1977 and served for 15 years as the Dean of the Department of Chemistry in BUET, and two years in the same university as the Dean of Engineering.
The actor's first stage play was "Bura Shaliker Ghare Ro", while "Bibaho Utshab" was the first play that he wrote. In 1968, he wrote his first television drama, "Onekdiner Ekdin", which was directed by Abdullah Al Mamun.
He debuted on television with the drama "Mukhora Romoni Boshikoron", produced by Mustafa Monwar. Till date, he has written over 60 television dramas and was also a founding member of legendary theatre troupe, Nagorik Natya Sampradaya.
In 1995, he opened his own theatre troupe, Nagorik Nattyangan.
His most famous written works include "Onekdiner Ekdin", "Sheishob Dingulo", "Nirjon Shoikot", and "Ke Ba Apon Ke Ba Por". His notable theatrical productions include "Bibaho Uthshob" and "Grihobash".
Some of the most renowned acting appearances by Dr Enamul Haq include "Emiler Goenda Bahini", "Ei Shob Din Ratri", "Ayomoy", "Brihonnola", "Shuktara" and "Amar Bondhu Rashed".
He is survived by his wife, noted actress Lucky Enam and two daughters, Hridi Haq and Proitee Haq. Hridi and Proiti are also talented actors. Hridi's husband, Litu Anam annd Proitee's husband, Shazu Khadem, are also renowned actors.