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Photographer Golam Mustafa passes away

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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Golam Mustafa, eminent photographer and Ekushey Padak winner, died of old-age complications at his residence in the city’s Eskaton area on Friday. He was 81.

Mustafa left behind his wife, son, daughter, two grandchildren, three sisters and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

He was laid to eternal rest at the capital’s Azimpur Graveyard.

Mustafa, one of the frontline photographers during the inception of Bangladesh Television (BTV) back in 1964, had been serving as its Director of Photography and guest lecturer at the Architectural Department of North South University.

In its early days, BTV started its journey with just three newly-groomed photographers and Mustafa was one of them to take up the challenge.

He served BTV for 30 years and with his retirement he left behind a network well facilitated enough to accommodate 42 cameramen.

He was a winner of Shilpakala Padak and also served as the president of Bangladesh Photographic society for two terms. 

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh expressed deep shock at the death of the photographer.

In his condolence massage, Taposh said, “Golam Mustafa had a great contribution in the development of photography industry of the country. He not only achieved a mastery over photography but also spread the knowledge among many.”

The DSCC mayor also prayed for the eternal peace of his departed soul.