Aminul Islam Mintu dies

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:26, Dec 19,2020


Aminul Islam Mintu

Four time National Film Award-winning video editor Aminul Islam Mintu died of COVID-19 on Friday night. He was 81.

Bangladesh Film Directors’ Association president Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar confirmed it to New Age.

‘He passed away at about 7:30 pm while undergoing treatment at Bangladesh Specialised Hospital, Shyamali in the capital. He was admitted to the hospital on December 11 with COVID-19. As his condition deteriorated, he was put on life support on December 14,’ Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar told New Age.

His namaz-e-janaza was held in front of Banani graveyard, Dhaka after juhr prayer. He was buried at Banani graveyard. He left behind his widow, son and daughter.

Aminul Islam Mintu, born on August 5, 1939, began his video editing career as an assistant editor under Bashir Hossain in the film Chanda, released in 1962.

He worked in films namely Mala, Aakhri Station, Chakori, Chand Aur Chandni, Pitch Dhala Path, Daag, Bijli, The Rain, Ki Je Kori, Jadur Bashi, Sareng Bou, Angaar, Anuraag, Jinjir, Aradhona and others.

Aminul Islam Mintu bagged the National Film Award for Aghat in 1986, Apeksha in 1986, Gariber Bau in 1990 and Ajante in 1996.

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