Veteran actor Dr. Enamul Haque passes away
Published: 04:49 PM, 11 October 2021 Updated: 04:59 PM, 11 October 2021
Dr. Enamul Haque
Dr. Enamul Haque, Ekushey Padak winner, playwright, director and teacher, has passed away (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un) after suffering a cardiac arrest at his residence on Monday (October 11).
Zayed Khan, general secretary of the Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, and Kamruzzaman Sagar, general secretary of the Directors Guild, confirmed the information.
Sagar said he breathed his last after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest at his home. “I urge all to pray for his departed souls,” he also said.
Born on May 29, 1943, at Matabi area in Feni Sadar and the son of Obaidul Haque and Razia Khatun, Dr. Enamul Haque completed SSC from Feni Pilot High School, HSC from Notre Dame College, and Honors, MSc from the Department of Chemistry at Dhaka University (DU). He later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester.
During his 43-year teaching career at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dr. Enamul Haque served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry for 15 years and Dean of the Department of Engineering for two years. He performed on the first stage while studying at Notre Dame College.
Dr. Enamul Haque first acted in the play ‘Bharate Chai’ under the direction of Father Ganguly. He was one of the founding members of ‘Nagorik Natya Sampradaya’ established in 1968 and served as the vice president of the theatre company. He first performed on stage for this group in the play ‘Buro Shaliker Ghare Ro’ under the direction of Ataur Rahman.
After that, Dr. Enamul Haque acted in many more plays for this group including ‘Dewan Gazir Kissa’, ‘Nurul Deener Sara Jibon’. In 1995, he left ‘Nagorik Natya Sampradaya’ and founded ‘Nagorik Nattyangon’. The talented playwright was currently serving as the president of the party.