The 22nd death anniversary of legendary artist SM Sultan will be observed in a befitting manner here tomorrow.
SM Sultan Foundation and the district administration have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day.
The programmes include placing of wreaths at the grave of SM Sultan, Quran khwani, milad and doa mahfil, art competition for children, prize distribution and discussion on Sultan’s life and works.
Sultan was born at Machimdia village in Jessore district on 10 August, 1923 in British India.
His fame rests on his striking depictions of exaggeratedly muscular Bangladeshi peasants engaged in the activities of their everyday lives. He is the son of Sheikh Mohammed Mecher Ali & Mochammed Meherunnesa.
After five years of primary education at Victoria Collegiate School in Narail, he went to work for his father, a mason. Even as a child he felt a strong artistic urge. He seized every opportunity to draw with charcoal, and developed his talent depicting the buildings his father worked on.
For his achievement in fine arts he was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1982; the Bangladesh Charu Shilpi Sangsad Award in 1986; and the Independence Day Award in 1993.
Sultan died on 10 October 1994.