Sultan Swarna Padak is an annual award given by the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on the birth anniversary of the legendary Bangladeshi artist SM Sultan
Artist Dr Farida Zaman has been honoured with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy's Sultan Swarna Padak for the year 2020, for her outstanding contribution to art in Bangladesh. Dr Zaman received the award from State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Swapan Bhattacharjee at Narail's Sultan Mancha on Monday.
Member of Parliament from Narail 1 Md Kabirul Haque and from Narail 2 Mashrafe Bin Mortaza were present as honoured guests at the award ceremony.
Sultan Swarna Padak is an annual award given by the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on the birth anniversary of the legendary Bangladeshi artist SM Sultan. Monday was the 96th birthday of the Sultan.
The Sultan Swarna Padak award ceremony is accompanied with a discussion on the life and work of Sultan.
Dr Farida Zaman is honorary Professor of Fine Arts, Dhaka University (DU). She graduated from the same department in 1974 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She received her Master's in Fine Arts in 1978 from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. Dr Zaman received her doctoral degree in 1995 from Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan, West Bengal.
In a career spanning five decades, Dr Zaman has displayed her artworks in eight solo exhibitions - held in both Bangladesh and abroad. She has also exhibited her art works in more than 100 group exhibitions. She has participated in art workshops in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Baroda, London,New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul and Fukuoka besides other places around the world.
Dr Zaman's artworks have been collected and exhibited in galleries located in Japan, Korea and Bangladesh. She has been receiving awards and acknowledgements for her work since 1975.