Dr Enamul Haque passes away

October 11, 2021

Eminent actor, playwright, academician and Ekushey Padak awardee Dr Enamul Haque passed away today around 2:30 pm at his residence in Baily Road today. He was 78 years old.
The news was confirmed by his daughter, renowned actress Hridi Haq.
Enamul Haque was born in Feni Sadar’s Motobi area on May 29, 1943 to father Obaidul Haque and Mother Razia Khatun. He completed his SSC from Feni Pilot High School, and HSC from Notre Dame College in Dhaka.
He completed his bachelor’s and master’s in chemistry in 1963 and 1964 respectively, from the University of Dhaka.
He joined the department of chemistry, BUET in 1965 as a lecturer.
He earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Manchester in 1976 in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. The talented actor worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in medicinal chemistry there from June 1976 to May 1977.
The dedicated academician 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.
Dr Enamul Haque wrote his first television drama, “Onekdiner Ekdin”, in 1968. It was directed by Abdullah Al Mamun.
He debuted in acting with the tele-fiction “Mukhora Romoni Boshikoron”, produced by Mustafa Monwar in 1968. He started off as a writer in the same year. To date, he has authored over 60 television dramas. He was also a founding member of legendary theatre troupe, Nagorik Natya Sampradaya.
His most famous penned works include “Oneekdiner 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” and “Amar Bondhu Rashed”.
The actor was working on his autobiography, as confirmed in a previous interview with The Daily Star.
He is survived by his wife, noted actress Lucky Enam and two daughters, Hridi Haq and Priti Haq. Hridi Haq is also a popular actress. Hridi’s husband, Litu Anam annd Priti’s husband, Shazu Khadem, are also renowned actors.

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