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Death anniversary of Tareque, Mishuk today

  • Published at 03:04 am August 13th, 2016
Death anniversary of Tareque, Mishuk today
The fifth death anniversary of acclaimed filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier will be observed today. The two died in a road accident on the Dhaka - Aricha highway in Ghior Upazila of Manikganj on August 13, 2011 while returning Dhaka from Manikganj. To mark the day, Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh (FFSB), Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Projonmo ‘71 have organised different programmes. 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. Mishuk Munier was a media specialist and broadcast journalist. He was one of the three sons of the martyred intellectual Prof Munier Chowdhury. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Editor of satellite TV channel ATN News. He also worked for BBC as a freelance photographer. As the director of news operations of the first satellite TV channel Ekushey Television, Munier played a key role in developing broadcast journalism in Bangladesh. He studied Mass Communication and Journalism in Dhaka University.