Playwright Sayeed Ahmed no more | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 22, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 22, 2010

Playwright Sayeed Ahmed no more


Noted theatre personality, art critic and playwright Sayeed Ahmed died at Labaid Hospital in the capital yesterday around 5:00am. He was 79.
Sayeed was suffering form complications related to old age and was admitted to the hospital recently.
Born in 1931, Sayeed Ahmed started his career in London as a musician for BBC. His most illustrious plays are Kalbela (1962), Milepost (1964), Trishnaye (1969), Ek Din Protidin (1975), Shesh Nawab (1987).
He received Bangla Academy Award in 1975 and the Légion d'honneur from the French government in 1993. His plays have been translated into English, French, German and Italian.
Different organisations and individuals paid deep condolence at the death of Ahmed. Bangla Academy, Revolutionary Workers Party of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Drama and Music Department of Dhaka University, Tibbia Habibia College, Shefa-Ul-Mulk Hakim Habibur Rahman Foundation and actor Bulbul Ahamed mourned the passing away of the drama doyen.
Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Abul Kalam Azad and State Minister advocate Promode Mankin also expressed their deep shock.
Meanwhile, in a condolence message Hasina said Sayeed Ahmed's contribution towards drama is immense and his death is an irreparable loss, reports UNB.
She conveyed sympathy to the members of the bereaved family and prayed for the salvation of the departed soul.

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