Playwright-writer Begum Mumtaz Hossain has passed away at the age of 77. She breathed her last at the Uttara Crescent Hospital in Dhaka on Thursday (Dec 28), her family sources confirmed.
Begum Mumtaz came to the limelight by penning popular TV drama series of the 80s, 'Shakal-Shandhya' and 'Shuktara'. She is a sister of seasoned filmmaker late Alamgir Kabir and mother of noted filmmaker, painter late Khalid Mahmood Mithu.
Her husband Jahangir Hossain, a retired police officer, died in 1989. Begum Mumtaz will be buried at the Banani graveyard after the funeral prayers at Uttara Sector 6 on Friday (Dec 29).
The Begum Rokeya Award-winner served as the principal at the Udayan Higher Secondary School in Dhaka. She also took an active role during the War of Liberation in 1971.