On the occasion of 84th birth anniversary of veteran painter and former director of Fine Art and Bangladesh Art Academy Syed Jahangir, a remembrance programme was held on the premises of Gallery Chitrak in the capital’s Dhanmondi area on Saturday.
Family members, fans and colleges attended this ceremony and reminisced about different aspects of Syed Jahangir’s versatile life. Speakers highlighted his creations and contribution to art at the programme.Gallery Chitrak Director Sheikh Afzal, Syed Jahangir’s family member Syed Junayed, Art critic Professor Moinuddin Khaled, Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Dean Professor Nisar Hossain spoke on the occasion.
Sheikh Shafi Ahmed presided over the programme.
Syed Jahangir was born on January 2 in 1935, in Tetulia village in Tala Upazila of Satkhira. After working as a professional painter for almost 22 years, he joined Academy of the Arts as the Department head of Arts. Nature and season change was one of the characteristics of his paintings. The names of his famous exhibitions and series are ‘Attar Ujjibon’, ‘Ullash’, ‘Dhoni’, and ‘Ajana Onnesa’.
He received the Ekushey Padak in the year of 1985. He also received special honours of Charusilpi Sangsad in 1992, Michael Madhusudan Award in 2000 and Shashibhushan in 2005. He died on 29th December 2018 at the age of 83.