Dhaka University Natya Sangsad staged its 5th production titled ‘Kabar’ at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on March 18. The play, penned by martyred intellectual Muneir Chowdhury, has been directed by Diger Md Kowshick.
Diger Md Kowshick, Sayar Niogy, Zahid Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Sohan, Sabbir Ahmed and other acted in the play.
Munier Chowdhury, who was arrested under the Preventive Detention Act for protesting against police repression and the killing of students on February 21, 1952, wrote ‘Kabar’ when he was in the prison in 1953. Following which, the play was staged inside the jail.
Shaheed Munier Choudhury was kidnapped by the infamous collaborators of the Pakistani occupation forces known as Razakars (Al-Badr), less than 48 hours before our independence. No one really knows what happened to him, but he is believed to have been brutally killed along with scores of intellectuals kidnapped and murdered at about the same time. A brilliant life was cut short at 46 only. Years after independence the legacy of Munier Choudhury continues to live.