Dr Enamul Haque Laid to Eternal Rest at Banani Graveyard

Renowned actor and cultural figure Dr Enamul Haque || Photo: Collected

Renowned actor and cultural figure Dr Enamul Haque || Photo: Collected

Renowned actor and cultural figure Dr Enamul Haque was laid to eternal rest at Banani Graveyard in the capital on Tuesday afternoon.

From 11 am to 12 pm, the Independence Award winner's body was kept at the Central Shaheed Minar, where people from all walks of life paid their respects to him.

His body was then taken to Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), where he had worked for more than four decades. After zuhr prayers, people performed his namaz-e-janaza at the university.

On Monday afternoon, Enamul Haque, a retired professor from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology's Department of Chemistry, died while receiving treatment at a hospital in the capital.

Enamul Haque was born in the then-British India district of Feni. He completed his bachelor's and master's in chemistry in 1963 and 1964 respectively from the University of Dhaka. In 1965, he became a lecturer at BUET's chemistry department.

Dr Enamul Haque's acting career started during the liberation war. He chose the path of drama to inspire the people in the movement. He did street plays in different places of Dhaka in 1971. He later gained popularity across the country by starring in TV dramas, movies and magazine shows.

In 2012, Dr Enamul Haque received the Ekushey Padak. In 2017, the Bangladesh government awarded him the Independence Award.

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