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Batighar to stage ‘Himur Kolpito Diary’ at BSA today

Staff Correspondent
29 Nov 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 28 Nov 2022 22:23:53
Batighar to stage ‘Himur Kolpito Diary’ at BSA today

Theatre troupe Batighar will stage their monodrama titled ‘Himur Kolpito Diary’ today at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The show will start at 7 pm at the evening.

Written and directed by Muktonil, the play ‘Himur Kolpito Diary’ has been made based on Nawshad Hasan Himu, who became popular during a rescue operation after Rana Plaza collapse, set himself on fire in Birulia of Savar. The play revolves around the events which influenced Himu to end his life.

Nowshad Hasan Himu is a Bangladeshi activist, who rescued dozens of people during the infamous 2013 Rana Plaza disaster that killed over 1,100 people. Himu was volunteering at the spot for 15 days straight and later for 17 days he was at the hospital.

From then on, those horrible memories kept haunting him. He couldn’t bear to see blood or raw flesh. Rana Plaza’s horrifying memories kept haunted him every day. Sometimes he even started to behave weirdly because of the traumas he was suffering from. His own life and the socio-economic condition of the country also made him frustrated. He couldn’t bear the traumas anymore and committed suicide by setting himself on fire on April 24, 2019.

According to the theatre troupe, maybe he was not able to bear the fact that the victims did not get justice. Thus, he chose to commit suicide by putting fire on himself and met a tragic end.

In memory of Himalaya Himu, the theatre troupe has brought ‘Himur Kolpito Diary’ on the stage.

The play is the 13th production of the troupe. Batighar staged the first show of this theatre drama in 2020.

The ticket for the show will cost 200tk, 300tk and 500tk, depending on the sitting arrangements.