The fifth death anniversary of acclaimed filmmaker Tareque Masud is being observed today at his village home Nurpur in Bhanga upazila of this district in a befitting manner through holding Milad Mahfil, placing of floral wreaths and discussion meeting.
Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, chaired by late Tareque’s wife Catharine Masud, and Tareque Masud Smriti kendra have arranged different programmes in his memory who died in a road accident on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Ghior upazila of Manikganj on August 13 in 2011 while returning to Dhaka from Manikganj after visiting a filming location.
Marking the day, a hand writing and art competition for the children will be held at Bhanga upazila auditorium . In the afternoon, a film show created by late Masud will also be held at Right Track Kindergarten school at Kamalapur in the town which will be followed by a discussion meeting on the life and works of late Tareque Masud.
Tareque Masud was born in Faridpur on December 6, 1956. He completed his HSC from Notre Dame College and MA in History Department from the University of Dhaka.
Masud was an independent film director, film producer, screenwriter and lyricist. He first found success with the films ‘Muktir Gaan’ in 1995 and ‘Matir Moina’ in 2002. He won three international awards, including the ‘International Critics’ FIPRESCI Prize’ at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival for ‘Matir Moina’. The film also became Bangladesh’s first film to compete for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.