Subhash Dutta, a Bangladeshi filmmaker, and theater and film actor, was remembered on his 88th birth anniversary on Friday.To mark the day in a befitting manner, different socio-cultural organizations held elaborate programmes across the country.
Besides, satellite television channels and radio stations aired an array of programmes to pay tribute to the filmmaker.
Subhash Dutta was born in Dinajpur on February 9 in 1930. He started his career as a commercial artist. At the beginning of his career, Dutta worked as a film poster artist.
He drew posters for the first Bengali-language movie to be made in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh): Mukh-o-Mukhush.
He directed his first movie, Sutarang, in 1964. The movie won second prize at the Frankfurt Festival in 1965.
Dutta acted in numerous movies. In 1972, He acted with the theatrical group, Aronnok.Subhash Dutta won Ekushey Padak in 1999. His movie Abirbhab won a prestigious award in Frankfurt Film Festival.
His directed movies were awarded in Phnom Penh Film Festival (1968), Moscow Film Festival (1967, 1973, and 1979).
He also got award for his acting by Pakistan Film Festival (1965). He also won Nigar Award for his comic role in 1962 film Chanda.
Subhash Dutta died at his home in Ram Krishna Mission Road, Dhaka on 16 November in 2012.