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Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier’s 7th death anniv today

Culture Desk     13 August, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier’s 7th death anniv today

Filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier, former chief executive officer of ATN News, to be remembered on their 7th death anniversaries today.

Fans, family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers to pay tributes to them on their 7th death anniversaries.

Marking the day in a befitting manner, socio-cultural organisations organised elaborate programmes across the country.

To mark the day Moviyana Film Society and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy have jointly organised a three-day film workshop titled ‘Adam Surot Theke Runway’, focused on the films of renowned film-maker couple Tareque Masud and Catherine Masud.

The workshop began at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.

The workshop will end today.

On August 13 in 2011, Tareque and Mishuk along with three others were killed in a tragic road accident on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Ghior Upazila of Manikganj while returning to Dhaka from Manikganj after visiting a filming location. The accident happened when a microbus carrying the two celebrities collided with a bus on the highway.

Tareque Masud was born in Nurpur village under Bhanga Upazila in Faridpur on December 6, 1956. He studied at a madrasa until 1971.

Tareque Masud was an independent film director, film producer, screenwriter and lyricist - all at once. He first found success with his films ‘Muktir Gaan’ in 1995 and ‘Matir Moina’ in 2002.

He won three international awards, including the ‘International Critics‘ FIPRESCI Prize’, in the Directors‘ Fortnight section outside competition at the ‘2002 Cannes Film Festival’ for ‘Matir Moina’.

Shafique Munier (September 24, 1959 - August 13, 2011; known as Mishuk Munier) was a media specialist and broadcast journalist from Bangladesh. He was one of the three sons of the martyred intellectual Professor Munier Chowdhury. Mishuk served as chief executive officer and chief editor of satellite TV channel ATN News.

As the director of news operations of satellite TV channel Ekushey Television, Munier played a key role in flourishing broadcast journalism in Bangladesh. He studied mass communication and journalism in the Dhaka University. After completing study, he joined the faculty as a part-time lecturer in 1989.

At the same time, he started working for the BBC as a freelance photographer. After serving in Ekushey Television from 1999 to 2002, he left Bangladesh to migrate to Canada where he worked for The Real News. He also contributed for the BBC, WTN, ARD1, Channel 4, CBC, and Discovery Health. In November 2012 he returned to Bangladesh to take up as CEO of ATN News.