Theatre and cultural activist Saiful Islam Mahmud passed away last night. Renowned thespian Nasiruddin Yousuff Bachchu confirmed the news to The Daily Star.
Mahmud, a freedom fighter, was the younger brother of noted actor Raisul Islam Asad. He participated in the anti-authoritarian movement in Bangladesh, alongside other cultural activists. He served as a founding member of Dhaka Theatre, Bangladesh Gram Theatre, and Cholochitro Sangshad Cine Art Circle. He was also an active member of Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation and Bangladesh Pothonatok Parishad, among other organisations.
Mahmud was not keeping well over the past few days. He was laid to rest today at the Azimpur Graveyard, after Zuhr prayers.