Today is the first death anniversary of Ekushey Padak winning painter Syed Jahangir, who passed away at his residence in capital’s, Iqbal road, Mohammadpur area at the age of 83 last year.
Syed Jahangir was a former director of the Fine Arts department of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Syed Jahangir was born on January 1, 1935, in Tetulia village of Tala thana, Satkhira. After working as a professional painter for almost 22 years, he joined Shilpakala Academy as the department head of Arts Faculty in 1977. He was appointed director of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. During his tenure, BSA launched the Department of Fine Arts. Jahangir also made a notable contribution to launching the Asian Art Biennale of Bangladesh. His popular paintings comprise - Attmar Ujjibon, Ullas, Dhoni and Ojana-Oneshya. Osoni-Sangket. After his death in 2018, he was laid to sleep in his beloved village.
He won the Ekushey Padak in 1985. He also received Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsad Honour Award in 1992, the Michael Madhusudan Academy Award in 2000, the Shashi Bhushan Honourable Award in 2005, Lifetime Achievement Award by Berger Bangladesh in 2010 and Hamidur Rahman Award in 2011.
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