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Syed Shamsul Haque’s painting show begins

A 14-day long painting exhibition of late poet, lyricist and writer Syed Shamsul Haque has begun in the capital on Friday, reports UNB. 

Renowned artist and chairman of the trustee board of Bangladesh National Museum Hashem Khan inaugurated the exhibition titled ‘Chitrer Dibbaroth' at Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct of The Daily Star Centre at 6:00pm.

The exhibition to be organised by Bengal Foundation will introduce Syed Shamsul Haque as a painter to this fans and followers. The exhibition will remain open from 12 pm to 8 pm every day until April 5.

Shamsul Haq was born on December 27, 1935 and died on September 27, 2016.

He was the eldest of the eight children. In 1951, he went to Bombay to work as an assistant to film director Kamal Amrohi while he was making his film Mahal but left the job the next year.

He was awarded the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1966 (the youngest among all to receive it) while the Ekushey Padak in 1984 and the Independence Award in 2000.

His notable books include "Payer Awaj Pawa Jai", "Nishiddho Loban", "Khelaram Khele Ja", "Neel Dongshon" and "Mrigoya".

Haq was married to Anwara Syed Haq. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London. Together they have one daughter, Bidita Sadiq, and one son, Ditio Syed Haq.

On 27 September 2016, he died of lung cancer at the age of 81 in Dhaka.

Haq wrote poetry, fiction, plays (mostly in verse), Music lyrics and essays. His literary works were included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali literature in Bangladesh.