Dr Enamul Haque passes away at 78

Published : 11 Oct 2021 09:17 PM | Updated : 12 Oct 2021 08:47 PM

Ekushey Padak award-winning veteran actor and cultural personality Dr Enamul Haque passes away (Inna lillahi wainna ilaihi rajiun) at the age of 78.

On Monday October 11 noon, he died at a hospital in the capital, his daughter Hridi Haque confirmed the news to the media. 

Dr Enamul Haque born on May 29 in 1943 in Motbi Union of Feni Sadar Upazila in the British India. Father's name is Obaidul Haque and mother's name is Razia Khatun.  He is a retired professor at the Department of Chemistry of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

He completed SSC from Feni Pilot High School, HSC from Notre Dame College, 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. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in medicinal chemistry in the same university from June 1976 to May 1977.

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During his 43-year teaching career at the Bangladesh University of Engineering, he 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.

He first acted in the play titled 'Bharate Chai' under the direction of Father Ganguly. He was one of the founding members of 'Nagarik Natyasampradaya' established in 1986. Dr Enamul Haque also served as the party's vice president. He first performed on stage for this group in the play titled 'Buro Shaliker Ghare Ro' under the direction of Ataur Rahman.

Later, he acted in many other plays for this group including 'Dewan Gazir Kissa', 'Nurul Deen's whole life'. In 1995, he left the party and founded 'Nagarik Natangon'. This talented playwright was acting as the president of the last party. Enamul is married to actress Lucky Enam. Together they have two daughters Hridi Haque and Proitee Haque.

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