Bengal Foundation mourns the passing of Momtazuddin Ahmed

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Momtazuddin Ahmed.
Momtazuddin Ahmed was a Bengladeshi playwright, actor and educationist. He was an activist at the Bengali language movement. He wrote over 25 plays for the stage throughout his career, many of which he personally directed. He also taught Bengali, Sanskrit, and European drama at several non-government and government colleges for over 32 years, and also served as a Professor at the Department of Bengali, Jagannath University, and a part-time lecturer at the Department of Music and Dramatics, University of Dhaka. He was a Director of the Department of Research and Publications at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Ahmed was also in charge of formulating the national curriculum and text books from 1976 to 1978 and also he served the Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations as a cultural minister.
Momtazuddin Ahmed was a recipient of the Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Literary Award, and the Alaol Literary Award. He was also named as one of the most outstanding playwrights in Bangladesh by the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Ahmed passed away on Sunday, 2 June 2019, at the age of 84.

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