Dr Enamul Haque passes away

Distinguished actor, academician, and Ekushey Padak awardee Dr Enamul Haque has breathed his last in a hospital in Dhaka. He was 77.

Dr Enamul was taken to Islami Bank Hospital in the capital after falling sick at noon on Monday, Bangla Tribune reported quoting his son-in-law Saju Khadem. 

Saju Khadem said: “He was quite healthy in the morning. Then, he suddenly fell ill at home. Doctors said he died at around 3pm after being taken to the hospital.”

He said Dr Enamul Haque's body will be taken to Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy to pay final respects.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the passing away of the eminent actor.

Dr Enamul is survived by his wife, two daughters and their husbands and many grandchildren.

He was born on May 29, 1943 in Matbi area of Feni district. 

Dr Enamul completed SSC from Feni Pilot High School, HSC from Notre Dame College. 

He finished his bachelor's and master's in chemistry in 1963 and 1964 respectively, from Dhaka University.

Dr Enamul earned his PhD degree from the University of Manchester in 1976 in the field of synthetic organic chemistry.

He was engaged in teaching for 43 years at Bangladesh University of Engineering (Buet). 

The eminent actor first performed on stage while studying at Notre Dame College. He made his acting debut in the play “Bharate Chai” under the direction of Father Ganguly.

Dr Enamul was a founding member of theatre team “Nagarik Natyasampradaya”, which started its journey in 1968 at Buet campus. 

In 1995, he left the group and founded “Nagarik Natangon”.

He acted in many plays including “Dewan Gazir Kissa”, “Nurul Deen's whole life”, “Grihabasi”. 

He also wrote over 60 plays for television. Among the popular TV dramas written by him are “Sheishob Dinguli” (Drama of Liberation War), “Nirjan Shoikote” and “Ke Ba Apan Ke Ba Par”.