Muhammad Khasru’s first death anniversary today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Feb 19,2020


Muhammad Khasru

Today is the first death anniversary of late eminent film activist Muhammad Khasru.

Friends, peers and admirers will pay tribute to Khasru, who passed away aged 73 at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital in Dhaka in 2019, at a programme scheduled to be held at Bangladesh Chalachitra Kendro in Aziz Super Market, Dhaka.

The programme will be jointly organised by Bangladesh Short Film Forum and Bangladesh Film Society.

Muhammad Khasru was born in Hooghly in 1946 in West Bengal, India. His family migrated to Dhaka in early 1950s.

He was a pioneer of film society movement in Bangladesh. Khasru lived at his parental home at Mohanpur of Ruhitpur in Keraniganj on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Khasru wrote a number of books on film and film movement. He was also assistant director in the film ‘Palank’, a Bangladesh- India joint-venture film directed by Rajen Tarafdar.

Khasru was one of the founders of Pakistan Chalachchitra Sangsad in 1963 and remained involved with the film society movement till his death. He inspired the formation of Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies and National Film Archive.

He took an interview of noted Bengali filmmaker and script writer Ritwik Ghatak which was published in a number of newspapers several times.

Dhaka University Film Society honoured Khasru with lifetime achievement award in 2017.

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