The 24th death anniversary of renowned artist SM Sultan was observed in a befitting manner at his birthplace in the district today as people from all sections of the society pay rich tributes
to the great son of the country.The SM Sultan foundation and district administration jointly organized elaborate programmes to mark the famous artist’s death anniversary.
The programmes include Quran khani, dua and milad Mahfil, art competition, discussion on Sultan’s life and works and prize giving ceremony.
Over 200 children participated in the art competition at Shishu Swarga auditorium. Hundreds of people thronged Sultan’s mazar in the morning to pay their rich tributes and seek eternal blessings for the departed soul.
Sultan was born at Masumdia in Narail town on 10 august, 1924. He died in Jashore Combined Military Hospital on 10 October, 1994.
Sultan was adorned with Ekushey Padak in 1982, Bangladesh Charu Shilpi Sangsad Award in 1986 and Swadhinata Padak in 1993.
He was declared the Man of Asia in 1982 by Cambridge University and Bangladesh government declared him as resident of artist in 1984, reports BSS from Narail.