The 95th birth anniversary of renowned artist Sheikh Mohammed Sultan (SM Sultan) is being observed in a befitting manner on Saturday.
The day is being observed in Sultan’s hometown Narail through a day-long programme jointly organised by SM Sultan Foundation and the district administration.The programmes include Quaran Qwahani at the library premises, art competition, placing wreaths at the grave of SM Sultan, seminar, doa mahfil and prize giving ceremony.
On this day in 1924, the artist was born at Masimdia in Narail district.
Sheikh Mohammed Sultan (SM Sultan) is mainly known for his exquisite paintings and drawings mostly with nature and the hardworking rural population of Bangladesh as his subjects.
He won various awards for his art work including Ekushey Padak in 1982.
The Bengali avant-garde artist was declared the Man of Asia in 1982 by Cambridge University. Sultan died on 10 October, 1994 and was buried in the yard of his own house at Masumdia village in Narail.