Saturday, 16 October, 2021

Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier’s 10th death anniv today

Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier’s 10th death anniv today
Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier

The 10thdeath anniversary of internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer and former chief executive officer of ATN News Mishuk Munier will be observed today.

Marking the day, Moviyana Film Society, Bangladesh and Tareque Masud Memorial Trust have jointly organised a memorial lecture on 08:30pm today. Due to corona pandemic the programme will be held virtually.

Tareque Masud was an independent film director, film producer, screenwriter and lyricist - all at once. He first found success with his films ‘Muktir Gaan’ in 1995 and ‘Matir Moina’ in 2002.

In 2012, he posthumously received Ekushey Padak. He also won three international awards, including the ‘International Critics‘ FIPRESCI Prize’, in the Directors‘ Fortnight section outside competition at the ‘2002 Cannes Film Festival’ for ‘Matir Moina’.

While Shafique Munier known as Mishuk Munier was a media specialist and broadcast journalist. He was one of the three sons of the martyred intellectual Professor Munier Chowdhury. Mishuk served as chief executive officer and chief editor of satellite TV channel ATN News.

On August 13 in 2011, Tareque and Mishuk Munier along with three others were killed in a tragic road accident on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Ghior Upazila of Manikganj while returning to Dhaka from Manikganj after visiting a shooting location. The accident happened when a microbus carrying the two celebrities collided with a bus on the highway.