SURABAYA– jatim.jpnn.com Akhudiat, a well-known East Java playwright and writer, died at the age of 75. The health of the dead has declined during the last month.
Yasmin Fitrida, Akhudiat’s daughter, broke the awful news. Yasmin confirmed that his father died on Saturday, August 7 at 07.00 WIB at his home, Jalan Gayungan Residence A9 Surabaya. According to him, his father’s health has deteriorated during the last month.
On May 5, 1946, Akhudiat was born in Rogojampi Banyuwangi. His star has risen in the art world, particularly in literature and national theater.
Akhudiat received his early education at the School of the People (Sekolah Rakyat) in Rogojampi, Banyuwangi, where he graduated in 1958. He continued his education at Jember’s First Religious Affairs of Teacher Education (PGAPN) IV, where he received his diploma in 1962. After that, he went to school in Malang and taught in a number of junior/high schools and madrassas.
In 1965, Akhudiat received a certificate from Yogyakarta’s State Islamic Education (Phin) III. He also enrolled at Yogyakarta’s Acting Course Theater Muslim in 1965. He enrolled in the Academy of Journalists Surabaya (AWS) in 1972-1973, but did not complete the program. Akhudiat also took advanced English classes at the Indonesian Institute of America (LIA) in Soetomo Surabaya.
He graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University (UT) in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree (FISIPOL). As a poet, Akhudiat attended the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program for six months, where he studied language and theater.
Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rojiun nderek belosungkowo atas meninggalnya bpk Akhudiat, seniman dan sastrawan Jawa Timur. Al Fatihah kagem njenengan… pic.twitter.com/cV2KgRKnKU
— Surabaya Punya Cerita (@ceritasby) August 7, 2021
Terakhir jumpa dengan Pak Akhudiat, saat ada diskusi teater di Surabaya, 2018. Pagi ini saya dapat kabar beliau berpulang. Beliau adalah guru dan pegiat teater yang sangat tekun. Selamat jalan, Pak…#RIPAkhudiat
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