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Selim Al-Deen’s 70th birth anniv today


Published : 17 Aug 2019 08:48 PM | Updated : 29 Aug 2020 01:12 PM

The 70th birth anniversary of the late noted playwright Prof Selim Al-Deen will be observed today.

Drama and Dramatics Department of Jahangirnagar University (JU) has taken a daylong programme to celebrate the birth anniversary on the campus in a befitting manner.

The daylong programmes include holding a seminar, showing a documentary film, bringing out a silent procession, offering ziarat and placing floral wreaths at Selim Al-Deen’s grave on the university campus. 

Besides, the university administration will also observe the day with different programs.

Selim Al-Deen was born on August 18 in 1949, in Shenerkhil village of Sonagazi Upazila of Feni district and breathed his last at Labaid Cardiac Hospital in the capital on January 14, 2008.

His father was Mofizuddin Ahmed and mother Firoza Khatun.

In 1974, Al-Deen joined as a lecturer of the Bangla Department of JU. The Drama and Dramatics Department was opened under his guidance and he served as its founder-chairman in 1986.