Family members, friends and well-wishers recalled late eminent journalist-cinematographer Mishuk Munier on his 58th birth anniversary at a commemorative programme held at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.
A research organisation Vermilion Institute and Shilpakala Academy jointly organised the programme.
Mishuk Munier was an internationally acclaimed journalist and cinematographer. He was one of three sons of the martyred intellectual Munier Chowdhury. Mishuk served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Editor of satellite TV channel ATN News. He died in a road accident, along with Tareque Masud, on August 13, 2011. He was awarded Ekushey Padak for his contribution to journalism in 2012 by the Bangladesh government.
Cultural personality Nasiruddin Yousuff presided over the occasion. Among others, widow of Mishuk Munier, Manjuli Kazi, his brother Asif Munier, friend Giti Ara Nasrin and cousin journalist Kubratul-Aine-Tahmina were also present at the event titled ‘Mishuker Rang Makhi Gaay.’
Nasiruddin Yousuff, in his speech, talked about the contributions of Mishuk Munier. ‘He was a gifted cinematographer. He did wonderful work in films like Runway and Narasundar,’ said Yousuff. Mishuk trained numerous cinematographers who are now established in their respective fields. What Mishuk did was he actually developed an aesthetic sense regarding videography in those whom he instructed.
Giti Ara Nasrin said that Mishuk was a devoted TV journalist and he knew the fact that today’s videos are tomorrow’s documents. He was passionate about TV journalism and he was a man with a great foresight.
Speaking at the programme Manjuli Kazi said Mishuk was an easy going and friendly person. Those who met Mishuk Munier even for a moment can never forget him, she added.
The programme also included screening of Tareque Masud directed film Runway, in which Mishuk had worked as a cinematographer.
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