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Painting on a 100 feet canvas in Gopalganj

  • Published at 01:37 pm December 2nd, 2019
Photo: Dhaka Tribune

Bangabandhu, his life portrayed in art

On the 100th birthday of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 100 artists from all over the country aimed to depict Sheikh Mujib's life on a 100 feet canvas. This program was titled "Bangabandhu, his life portrayed in art."

Shilpakala Academy arranged this day-long program sunday at the public plaza of mausoleum of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara. 

The artists took inspiration from the books "Oshomapto Attojiboni" (Unfinished Memoirs) and "Karagarer Rojnamcha" (Prison Diary), written by Bangabandhu himself.

Hundred of artists including Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Abdul Mannan, Jahid Mostafa, Afroza Jamil Konka, Kiriti Ranjan Biswas, Dulal Chandra Gain, Nasim Ahmed Nadvi, Sanjib Das Apu, Shahid Kabir, Najma Akhter, Kamal Pasha, and Alam Ansari started from 9am and painted their hearts out till 5pm.

Led by Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, the artists presented flowers at the mausoleum and prayed for his departed soul. Gopalganj District Cultural Officer Al Mamun Bin Saleh was also present there.

Lucky said: "Bangabandhu writes about events till 1968. But the artists did not stop there, they painted about the events that unfolded in the years 1969, 1971, 1972-1975 as well."

Shahida Sultana, the deputy commissioner of Gopalganj, said: "The artists have brought to life the work, morals, views and sacrifice of Sheikh Mujib with their brush strokes.” 

Artist Jamal Uddin Ahmed, the coordinator  of all the artists, said: "The painting will be displayed in various districts of the country as well as outside it. Although he could not finish his books, we tried to draw a conclusion with this painting."