Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Aly Zaker’s birth anniversary celebrated

Aly Zaker’s birth anniversary celebrated
Asaduzzaman Noor speaks at the 77th birth anniversary celebration programme of noted actor Aly Zaker.

Asiatic 3sixty, one of the pioneering and most comprehensive communication solution providers in the country, celebrated the 77th birth anniversary of its founder chairman and eminent media personality--Aly Zaker on Saturday.

The theme of the celebration programme is ‘Smritite Shorone Aly Zaker’. The programme included the launch of ‘Batighor’, Aly Zaker’s personally crafted exquisite work-station amid greenery and arts, inauguration of a designated website immortalising the maestro; and the announcement of ‘Aly Zaker Grant’.

A notable section of the event was the illumination of lamps (Prodip Projjolon) by five most distinguished personas of the country–Dr. Sarwar Ali (Founder Trustee, Liberation War Museum), Mahfuz Anam (Editor, The Daily Star), Aroma Dutta (Lawmaker), Zaved Akhtar (CEO and MD, Unilever) and Tariq Anam Khan (Actor and Filmmaker).

 The event began with an AV projection, followed by welcome note by Aly Zaker’s long term friend and colleague actor and lawmaker Asaduzzaman Noor. Aly Zaker’s son Iresh Zaker spoke about the launch of the Aly Zaker website, while Aly Zaker’s wife Sara Zaker announced the ‘Aly Zaker Grant’ and the publication of Aly Zaker’s autobiography ‘Shei Orunodoy Theke’  in English by UPL which was followed by the announcement of the launch of ‘Batighor’ by Aly Zaker’s daughter Sriya Sharbojoya. 

Cultural personalities like Nima Rahman, Morshed Alam, Mamunur Rashid and many more attended the programme physically, while colleagues, friends and family joined through virtual platform Zoom. The guests enjoyed a tour of ‘Batighor’ and viewed a special photography exhibition of photos taken by Aly Zaker afterward.

Born on November 6 in 1944, Aly Zaker was a actor, businessman, director and writer. Zaker served as a freedom fighter during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. 

In 1999 Zakar was awarded the prestigious Ekushey Padak award by the Government of Bangladesh, which is the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh.

He breath his last on November 27 in 2020.