Tareque Masud’s birth anniv today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Dec 06,2019

Tareque Masud

Tareque Masud

Today is the 63rd birth anniversary of late eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud, who had made immense contribution to local film industry through his outstanding creations.

Tareque Masud Memorial Trust and Moviyana Film Society will jointly organise a programme marking Tareque’s birth anniversary at National Art Gallery auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today.

The programme will commence with screening of Tareque Masud directed documentary titled ‘Adam Surat’ at 5:00pm.

Following which, a book named ‘Chalachitra Katha’ featuring Masud’s interviews and speeches will be launched at the programme.

The book has been edited by Tareque’s widow Catherine Masud, Proshun Rahman and Belayet Hossain Mamun.

Rajshahi University mass communication and journalism department associate professor Abdullah Al Mamun will deliver the memorial speech on the topic ‘Rajnoitik Islam Ebong Pashchima Seculartantrer Baire, Tarek Masud Er Shilpa Shadhona’ at the programme.

Tareque Masud was born on December 6, 1956 in Faridpur. He got involved with the film society movement in the late 1970s.

He made his first film ‘Adam Surat’, a documentary on the legendary artist SM Sultan, in 1989. Among his other major films are ‘Matir Moyna’, ‘Runway’, ‘Ontorjatra’ and ‘Muktir Gaan’.

Tareque Masud died in a fatal road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway on August 13, 2011, along with media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk, popularly known as Mishuk Munier, film production crews– Wasim and Jamal– and microbus driver Mostafizur Rahman.

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