Renowned artist SM Sultan’s 96th birth anniversary was observed at his birth place in Narail on Monday, reports BSS.
The SM Sultan Foundation and District Administration jointly organised the programmes to mark the day. The programmes includes Qurankhni, Doa-Mahfil and placing wreaths at Sultan’s grave.Deputy Commissioner of Narail and Sultan Foundation President Anjuman Ara attended the programmes as the chief guest while Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) MD.Yarul Islam, Sultan Art College’s principal Anadi Bairagi, SM Sultan Shishu Charu-O-Karukala foundation president Sheikh Hanif, Narail Press Club secretary Shamimul Islam Tulu, among others, were present on the occasion.
Artist Sultan was born at Masumdia in Narail town on August 10 in 1924. He died in Jessore Combined Military Hospital on October 10, 1994.
Artist Sultan won Ekushey Padak in 1982, Bangladesh Charu Shilpi Sangsad Award in 1986 and Swadhinata Padak in 1993.He was declared the Man of Asia in 1982 by Cambridge University and Bangladeh government declared him as resident of artist in 1984.