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4 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Syed Jahangir remembered

DL DESK, Dhaka
Syed Jahangir remembered
Director of Gallery Chitrak Md Monir Hossain (left) speaks at the event. Photo : Courtesy

Veteran painter Syed Jahangir was remembered on his 84th birth anniversary on Saturday. A commemorative programme was held on the premises of Gallery Chitrak, where his life and work were discussed.

The family members, fans and colleagues of the late noted artist attended the event and reminisced different aspects of Syed Jahangir’s versatile life. Walking down the memory lane, speakers highlighted his creations and contribution to art. They said Syed Jahangir will live through his art of creation.

Artist Sheikh Afzal said in his speech, “He (Syed Jahangir) loved the people very much. He was easily distinguished from others for his strong personality. He made a significant contribution to the fine arts of Bangladesh.”

Art critic Professor Moinuddin Khaled said, “Syed Jahangir was everyone’s favourite. Losing a person like him an irreparable loss to the country. These days people like him were desperately needed to save the art and the artist.”

Professor Nisar Hossain, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University, said that Syed Jahangir was a very humorous and passionate man. He had the power to merge with everyone. He could change himself according to his position.”

Gallery Chitrak Director Md Monir Hossain conducted the programme with Sheikh Shafi Ahmed in the chair.

Syed Jahangir was born on January 1, 1935, in Tetulia village in Tala Upazila of Satkhira. After working as a professional painter for almost 22 years, he joined as the head of Fine Arts Department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Nature and change of seasons were the foremost characteristics of his paintings. His famous exhibitions and series include ‘Attar Ujjibon’, ‘Ullash’, ‘Dhoni’, and ‘Ajana Onnesa’. He received the Ekushey Padak in 1985.  

He died on December 29, 2018 at the age of 83.

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