Veteran film director and actor Kazi Hayat, prominent journalist Mazharul Islam have received Fazlul Haque Memorial Award 2021.
Kazi Hayat get the award for direction, while Mazharul Islam for his contribution in journalism.
Channel i Director Mukit Majumder Babu, cultural personalities Syed Salahuddin Zaki, Nasir Uddin Yousuff, Fazlul Haque’s daughter Keka Ferdousi, actor Al Mansur among others were present at the programme as guests.
Fazlul Haque was the pioneer of photo journalism in the country and the editor of the country’s first cine magazine ‘Cinema’, which was published in 1950. Fazlul Haque also directed a children’s film titled ‘President’. Haque was born in 1930 in Bogra.
To note: Fazlul Haque’s wife Rabeya Khatun initiated the Fazlul Haque Memorial Award in 2004. Every year, the event is organised by Fazlul Haque Smriti Committee in honour of late photo journalist, editor and filmmaker Fazlul Haque.