Hundreds of people thronged Sultan's mazar in the morning to pay their tributes offering wreaths and to seek eternal blessings for the departed soul.
Special prayers were staged at the mazar premises under the auspices of different social and cultural groups and government organisations alongside discussions and review of the painter's artworks.
They discussants recalled his role as one of the humanist painters who preferred to celebrate the people strength with his brush.
Narail district administration, SM Sultan foundation, Narail Press Club and SM Sultan Shishu Charu-O-Karukala foundation organised different programmes including a children art competition to mark the day at "Shishu Swarga" established by sultan for the children.
Deputy commissioner and president of SM Sultan Foundation Helal Mahmud Sharif, Principal of Sultan Art College Professor Ashok Kumar Shil also participated in the programmes
Sultan died in Jessore combined Military Hospital on 10 October, 1994.