Cinematographer Animesh Rahat dies in road accident

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:31, Jan 20,2021


Animesh Rahat. — Social Media Photo

Cinematographer and filmmaker Animesh Rahat died in a road accident in Gazipur on Wednesday at around 6:30am.

He was 28.

‘The accident took place in front of the Walton factory in Chandura area. He was hit by a speedy lorry from behind while travelling on a motorbike to Dhaka from his birthplace Sirajganj. He died on the spot,’ said cinematographer Sahil Rony, also a close friend to Animesh.

‘His body was handed over to his family members after an autopsy at the Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital and Nursing College. His namaz-e-janaza was held in Sirajganj and buried at his family graveyard,’ he said.

Animesh began his carrier as a cinematographer of TV commercials. He worked for nearly 50 TVCs including 15 teleplays. He was the first Steadicam operator in Bangladesh.

He worked in films like Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s ‘Doob’, Ananyo Mamun’s ‘Nabab LLB’, Noim Imtiaz Neyamul’s ‘Gangchil’ and others.

His unfinished works are ‘Bankumari’ and ‘Pritilata’.

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