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Family launches Anwar Hossain Foundation

Belayet Hossain Mamun confirmed that the Anwar Hossain Foundation trustee members will be the deceased’s wife Miriam Hossain, and his two sons Akash and Meghdut. The head of the foundation will be Ali Hossain Babu. Other trustees will include Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Liaquat Ali Lucky, film-maker Morshedul Islam, cinematographer Rashed Zaman, film-maker Rajibul Hossain, and FFSB General Secretary and film-maker, Belayet Hossain Mamun

Update : 09 Dec 2018, 08:29 PM

Legendary photographer, cinematographer, and freedom fighter Anwar Hossain’s works, which include photographs, essays, interviews, and all other intellectual property, will be protected by the establishment of the Anwar Hossain Foundation, as decided by the deceased’s family. This was announced at a press conference held on Saturday at the National Art Gallery building of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.  

Anwar Hossain’s two sons Akash Hossain and Meghdut Hossain, his youngest brother Ali Hossain Babu, Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky, famed film activist and childhood friend Hashem Sufi, film-maker Rajibul Hossain, Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh’s (FFSB) General Secretary and film-maker, Belayet Hossain Mamun, lawyer Suraiya Shumi, and young film-maker Adri Hridesh, were present at the press conference. 

Akash Hossain said at the conference: “We want to inform everyone, through the journalists who are present today, that whatever film negatives, written manuscripts, and digital photographs you have of my father, please hand it to our foundation. You all know that my father was an artiste. He was not a very organized man. His creations are spread everywhere. We need your help in collecting all of his works, and preserving them in the right manner.”

Youngest son of Anwar Hossain, Meghdut said: “I am grateful to you all for the honour and respect given to my father. Please help us so that we may collect all the creative works of my father and protect them.”

Ali Hossain Babu, the youngest brother of Anwar Hossain, became emotional during his speech. He said: “My older brother Anwar Hossain was never materialistic. He was an artiste through and through. His entire life was given to this country and its people. We all came to inform you of the importance of protecting his work. The foundation we are creating in his name will protect his work and prevent them from being misused. We hope that whoever wants to use Anwar Hossain’s photographs will do it after asking our permission. We want my brother to receive the least bit of honour and respect, which he deserves for his created works.”

Belayet Hossain Mamun confirmed that the Anwar Hossain Foundation trustee members will be the deceased’s wife Miriam Hossain, and his two sons Akash and Meghdut. The head of the foundation will be Ali Hossain Babu. Other trustees will include Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Liaquat Ali Lucky, film-maker Morshedul Islam, cinematographer Rashed Zaman, film-maker Rajibul Hossain, and FFSB General Secretary and film-maker, Belayet Hossain Mamun.

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