Discussion on Mrinal Sen, Amjad Hossain and Anwar Hossain to be held in city on Thursday

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13th February, 2019 01:12:17 printer

Discussion on Mrinal Sen, Amjad Hossain and Anwar Hossain to be held in city on  Thursday


A discussion titled ‘Mrinal Sen, Amjad Hossain and Anwar Hossain: Tribute’ will be held at Bangla Academy premises on Thursday, reports UNB.


The discussion will be organised as part of the month-long series programme on the occasion of Amar Ekushey Book Fair at 4 pm followed by a cultural event.


Film critic Sajedul Awal will present the keynote speech on them while prominent personality Hasan Imam will preside over the programme.


Cultural personality M Hamid, researcher Tapan Bagchi and Bidhan Riberu will also discuss about the three artists and their works.


People still remember the trio for their brilliant and dedicated contribution to their respective fields.


Mrinal Sen who was born on 14 May 1923 was a Bengali filmmaker based in Kolkata. Along with his contemporaries Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, he was often considered to be one of the greatest ambassadors of Bengali parallel cinema on the global stage.


The filmmaker died on 30 December in the last year.


Amjad Hossain who died on 14 December 2018 was a film director, actor, scriptwriter and lyricist. He won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director twice, for the films Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978) and Bhat De (1984).


Prominent photographer Anwar Hossain who was born on October 6, 1948 graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) with a degree in architecture and completed his higher education in film studies at Pune University.


Since starting his career as a photographer in 1967, Anwar Hossain had solidified his legacy as one of Bangladesh's all-time greats in the field with 5 national awards and more than 60 international awards.