Last tributes paid to Prof Momtazuddin Ahmed

DHAKA, People from all walks of life paid their last respects to prominent play writer and theatre personality Prof Momtazuddin Ahmed as his body was taken to Dhaka University Central Mosque for the second namazejanaza today.

Earlier, his 1st namazejanaza was held on the premises of Rupnagar Madina Mosque, Mirpur yesterday.

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister and AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Central AL Leader Aseem Kumar, shipping state minister Khalid Mahmud, Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman and trusty of liberation war museum and writer Mafidul Haque were present at the namazejanaza.

Cultural personalities and academics, including poet Muhammad Nurul Huda, poet Asad Mannan, actor Ramendu Majumder, Mamunur Rashid and Khayrul Alam Sabuj, paid tributes by placing wreaths at his coffin, among others.

He will be buried at Bajrartek village of Bholarhat upazila in Chapainawabganj, his son Titas Mahmud told BSS.

My father received unconditional love and respects from the people of Bangladesh for his workswe are thankful to them. I feel his works should be archived so that the next generation could know about his literary works and contribution to theatre, he said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of Professor Momtazuddin Ahmed via a condolence message.

Language movement veteran, Ekushey Padakwinning dramatist and cultural activist Professor Momtazuddin Ahmed died of oldage complications at a city hospital on June 2 at the age of 84.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)