Today is the 11th death anniversary of late Ekushey Padak winning iconic playwright-actor-director Abdullah Al Mamun.
Abdullah Al Mamun, born on July 13, 1942, in Jamalpur District, graduated in history from Dhaka University.
He wrote his first stage play, Niyotir Parihas, in 1950. In his kaleidoscopic journey of over five decades Mamun wrote 25 dramas and seven novels. Ekhono Kritadas, Tomari, Kokilara are few of his popular plays.
He was a founder member of renowned theatre troupe Theatre.
As a teleplay director Mamun produced plays and series like Sangsaptak, Pathar Somoy, Jibon Chhobi and Baba. He made his debut as a filmmaker in 1972 through Angikar.
He also directed critically acclaimed films like Sareng Bou, Dui Jiban and Sakhi Tumi Kar.
Mamun won many awards, including the prestigious Ekushey Padak, National Film Award and Bangla Academy Award.
He died in 2008.
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