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BGTF honours Mancha thespian Ataur Rahman

News Desk Celebrity 2023-11-30, 7:15am

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Ekushey Padak-winning thespian Ataur Rahman, one of the most renowned and well-respected names in the theatre and cultural arena of Bangladesh.



The Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation (BGTF) honoured the celebrated thespian Ataur Rahman in celebration of its 43rd founding anniversary

The three-phase programme was began with a convention bringing together over 500 thespians, and theatre activists at 4:00 pm, Wednesday. Awards and over 50 new play scripts was delivered after the inauguration of the ceremony. 

Ekushey Padak-winning thespian Ataur Rahman, one of the most renowned and well-respected names in the theatre and cultural arena of Bangladesh, has awarded the "Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation Sommanona", confirmed BGTF Publicity Secretary Masud Alam.

A cultural programme was also held along with a play, titled "Siddhanto" by Dhaka University Natya Sangsad, following the award-giving ceremony.

Ataur Rahman was born in Noakhali on June 18, 1941, in his maternal grandfather's house and spent his early life there. He served as general secretary and president of the Bangladesh Centre of the International Theatre Institute. He is also the founding general secretary of the theatre troupe Nagarik Natya Sampraday and former chairman of the Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation.

Throughout his illustrious career as a successful thespian since the independence of Bangladesh, Ataur Rahman has directed over 35 original plays and translated foreign plays including "Galileo", "Payer Awaj Pawa Jaye", "Irsha", "Rakto Karobi", "Opekkhoman", "Banglar Mati Banglar Jol", "Narigon", "Waiting for Godot", "Hamlet" and more. He is also a renowned actor in television and cinema and an Honorary Fellow of Bangla Academy.