The first death anniversary of eminent film director, actor, scriptwriter and lyricist Amjad Hossain was observed in a befitting manner on Saturday.
To mark the day, Bangladesh Film Directors Association organised a discussion and Doa Mahfil at Zahir Raihan Colour Lab Auditorium of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) at 11:00am on Saturday.Bangladesh Film Directors Association’s President Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar, its General Secretary Badiul Alam Khokon, Actor-Director Alamgir, Producers’ Association president Khorshed Alam Khasru, directors Shawkat Jamil, Sotku Ahmed, Mohammad Jamil, CB Zaman, Amjad Hossain’s two son Sazzad Hossain Dodul and Shohel Arman, actor Omar Sani among, others, were take part on the discussion.
On the other hand, 70 cultural organisations of Jamalpur, the birth place of Amjad Hossain, brought out a mourning possession at 10am to mark the day. Started from Tamal Tala in the city, the rally ended at the municipal graveyard where a discussion, and Doa Mahfil was held.
The Ekushey Padak and National Film Award winning actor-filmmaker Amjad Hossain was born on 14 August, 1942 in Jamalpur. He started writing rhymes and poems at an early age. He also wrote short stories, children’s stories and novels.
He started his career in film as an actor in 1963. Later, he established himself as a director.
Hossain directed many acclaimed films including ‘Golapi Ekhon Trainey’ (1978), ‘Sundori’ (1979), ‘Koshai’ (1980), ‘Jonmo Theke Jolchhi’ (1982), ‘Dui Poysar Alta’ (1982), ‘Bhat Dey’ (1984), ‘Golapi Ekhon Dhakay’ (2006) and ‘Golapi Ekhon Bilatey’ (2010).
The prominent director breathed his last on December 14, 2018