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Suchitra Sen's death anniversary observed in Pabna

  • Published at 10:25 pm January 17th, 2020
Pabna Correspondent Suchitra Sen 6th death anniversary
A young artiste from Pabna performs a song from a Suchitra Sen film yesterday at Pabna Press Club | Courtesy

The legendary actor passed away on January 17, 2014

Yesterday marked the sixth death anniversary of legendary Bangali film actor Suchitra Sen. To commemorate the timeless actor, people in Pabna, her home district, organized many events.

Around 9am, PabnaDeputy Commissioner Kabir Mahmudalong with other cultural activists placed a floral wreath before a portrait of Suchitra Sen in her ancestral home. 

They also brought out a procession from her ancestral home afterwards, which ended at Pabna Town Girl's School. 

At the school, a memorial ceremony was held where the participants discussed Suchitra Sen's life. 

Deputy Commissioner Kabir Mahmud, Additional Superintendent of Police Shamima Akhtar, educationist Prof Muhammad Kamruzzaman, Prof Monowar Hossain Jahedi, Pabna Sangbadpatra Parishad President Abdul Motin Khan spoke at the memorial, among others. 

A cultural program followed the memorial event.  

Meanwhile, Suchitra Sen Smriti Sangrakkhon Parishad, an organization dedicated to conserve Suchitra’s memories, organized a memorial and cultural program at Pabna Press Club at 10am.  Sanjeev Kumar Bhati, assistant high commissioner of Indiastationed in Rajshahi, attended the event as the chief guest. 

Addressing the program, Bhati said in regards to cultural exchange, both Bangladesh and India have maintained a happy relationship with each other. He expressed hope that Suchitra Sen Smriti Sangrakkhon Parishad would come to the fore in contributing to that cause. 

Presided over by M Saidul Haque Chunnu, president of Suchitra Sen Smriti Sangrakkhon Parishad,the program was also attended by special guests Gautom Kumar Biswas, additional superintendent of police in Pabna; Shibjit Nag, president of Pabna Press Club; Ali Murtaza Biswas Sonny, senior vice president of Pabna Chamber of Commerce and Industries; Shamim Chowdhury, internationally renowned host on BBC and Voice of America; and Debarati Bhattacharya, convener of Suchitra Sen Smriti Sangrakkhon Parishad’s Kolkata wing. 

Speaking at the program, the esteemed guests remarked that Suchitra Sen did not have any formal training in acting before her film debut. She was an ordinary individual with an extraordinary ability to act. 

With her grace on screen and ability to connect with the audience with her movements, she proved that one does not need to speak in order to act, the speakers said. 

The guests also noted that the construction of a memorial museum in Suchitra Sen's ancestral home is progressing slowly. Everyone demanded for the work to be completed as soon possible.

Afterwards, local artistes performed songs from films starring Suchitra Sen.