Today is the 76th birthday of director, playwright and actor Abdullah Al-Mamun, one of the pioneers of modern Theatre in Bangladesh.
To celebrate this versatile artiste’s life, his theatre troupe ‘Theatre’ has arranged a memorial ceremony and a show of his play.On that very day, the memorial ceremony going to be held at 4.00 pm at Seminar Room (Level 6) of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Eminent theatre activist Ataur Rahman, actors Sarah Begum Kabari and Subarna Mustafa will outset the programme. This programme is open to all.
In the evening Theatre’s play ‘Meraj Fakirer Maa’ directed and written by Abdullah Al-Mamun will be staged at 7.00 pm at Main Theatre Hall (Jatiya Natyashala) of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Abdullah Al Mamun is a Bangladeshi playwright, actor and filmmaker. He earned Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1978 and Ekushey Padak in 2000 from the Government of Bangladesh. As a filmmaker, he won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director twice for the direction of the films Ekhoni Somoy (1980) and Dui Jibon (1988).
He wrote 25 dramas and seven novels, an autobiography Amar Ami and a travelogue Manhattan.
His notable plays include Ekhono Kritadas, Tomari, Amader Sontanera, Kokilara, Bibisab, Meraj Fakirer Maa, Mayik Master, Songsoptok, Pathar Somoy, Jibon Chhobi and Baba. He was a founding member and playwright-director of the theatre troupe Theatre.Mamun was also a filmmaker. He made his debut as a filmmaker with Angikar in 1972. His other notable movies include Sareng Bou (1978), Ekhoni Somoy, Dui Jibon, Sokhi Tumi Kaar and Bihanga.
He wrote stories and songs for films including “Oshikkhito”. His last film Doriya Parer Doulati was released in 2010.
He breathed his last in Dhaka on 21 August in 2008.