On Thursday, Bangladeshi Playwright Sayeed Ahmad passed away at the age of 79. He has been battling age-related illnesses and was admitted to Labaid Hospital recently.
Sayeed Ahmad was born in Dhaka on the 1st of January, 1931. He began his career as a musician for BBC. He wrote several books on drama and art, and he also wrote for several leading newspapers and journals. Among his most noted plays are “Kalbela” (1962), “Milepost” (1965), “Trishna-e” (1968), “Ek Din Protidin” (1974), and “Shesh Nawab” (1988). His plays have been translated in numerous languages. He quickly became a well-known dramatist and art critic. In 1975, he received the Bangla Aacademy Award. In 1993, he was given the Legion d’ Honneur Award from the French Government.
Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, expressed her sympathy and mourned the country’s loss of such a great playwright.