Eminent theatre activist and Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation founding member Shyamal Bhattacharya passed away on Thursday in his hometown Bogura. He was 81.
A lifelong theatre worker, playwright, coordinator and teacher, Shyamal passed away due to brain hemorrhage at the ICU of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College.
"Our beloved and respected long-time theatre activist and one of the founding father figures in the theatre arena of Bogura, Shyamal Bhattacharya has passed away. We've lost one of our founding comrades and we're expressing our heartiest condolence to his family," Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation secretary general Kamal Bayazid told UNB.
In his illustrious career, Shyamal was a pioneer in Bogura's theatre sphere and participated in national level festivals with Bogura Natya Goshthi to which he was a founding member, playwright and actor. He was also a teacher at the Bogura Zilla School.
Among his many accolades, Shyamal received Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation Award for his excellence and contribution as a theatre activists over the years.