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Sultan's 20th death anniversary observed

Sultan's 20th death anniversary observed

Legendary artist SM Sultan's 20th death anniversary was observed yesterday in Narail. In memory of the maestro, the district administration and SM Sultan Foundation jointly organised a daylong programme at his birthplace Masimdia village under Narail Municipality. The programme included placing wreaths at his grave at Sultan Complex, milad mahfil, children's painting competition and prize giving ceremony at Shishu Swargo followed by a discussion at the same venue. Hundreds of children of Shishu Swargo participated in the competition. The discussion was presided over by Anondo Kumar Biswas A.D.C (Gen) while...

Literary review

My Heart Doesn't Desire To Speak on Sultan

My Heart Doesn't Desire To Speak on Sultan

This article was originally written some time soon after the death of artist SM Sultan (10 August 1923 - 10 October 1994) by the well-known Bangladeshi writer and intellectual Ahmed Sofa. The piece offers an interesting retrospective critique on the dynamics of the 'art establishment' then, as well as an insight into the...

Celebrating Sultan

Celebrating Sultan

Despite all the heat and rainfall, the last day of three-day long Sultan Utsab-2014 saw gathering of thousands at the Sultan Moncho premises in Narail Govt Victoria college compound under Narail municipality yesterday. SM Sultan Shishu Charu-O-Karukola Foundation, Bengal Foundation and Sultan Foundation, sponsored by mobile operator company Banglalink jointly organised the program to...

SM Sultan Utshab in Narail

SM Sultan Utshab in Narail

SM Sultan Uthsab-2014, a three-day festival on the legendary artist, began yesterday in Narail. SM Sultan Shishu Charu O Karukola Foundation, in association with Banglalink has arranged the festival. The festival includes songs, dances, drama and discussion. Telecom operator Banglalink has been supporting the festival for the seventh consecutive year. MP Sheikh Hafizur Rahman, was...

Looking at Sultan beyond his art

Looking at Sultan beyond his art

Bengal Foundation hosted two events at Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct on July 12, as part of extended programmes of 'Second Sight', an exhibition of selected paintings and drawings by SM Sultan from the private collection of Abul Khair. The programme began with screening of a video interview of late film-maker Tareque Masud, where he...

Documentary screening and conversation on SM Sultan

Documentary screening and conversation on SM Sultan

Under the title “Second Sight”, an exhibition showcasing selected works by S.M. Sultan from the private collection of Abul Khair, is on at Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct. On May 23, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG Founder and Chairperson, BRAC together with Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman inaugurated the exhibition that will end on July 23. The programmes surrounding the exhibition featured a flute recital, classical vocal music performance, poetry recitation along with conversations and film screenings. The concluding events for “Second Sight” have been scheduled as screening of a documentary film “Adam Surat” to be held at 3:30pm on July 12. In a 24-minute interview with Tareque Masud by the river Chitra, Masud...

Focus on Sultan's genius

Focus on Sultan's genius

On June 17 at The Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct, a discussion was held on “Sultan's philosophy and artistry”. The discussion was a segment of the Precinct's current exhibition, 'Second Sight', an exhibition of selected works by SM Sultan from the private collection of Abul Khair. The conversation on “Sultan's philosophy and artistry” was initiated...

Magic of the flute at the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct

Magic of the flute at the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct

The Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct, a sanctuary for nurturing artistic talent that opened to the public on May 24 with a display of selected artworks by maestro SM Sultan -- titled “Poradrishti” (“Second Sight”), hosted its inaugural cultural event, on June 7. Noted flautist M. Moniruzzaman performed a solo flute recital at the...

Mighty Sultan and the latest arts hub in town

Mighty Sultan and the latest arts hub in town

Bengal Foundation's new cultural centre, the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct, opened on May 23 at The Daily Star Centre with an exhibition titled “Poradrishti”. The exhibit features works by master painter SM Sultan from the personal collection of Bengal Foundation Chairman and art collector Abul Khair. Founder and Chairperson of BRAC, Sir Fazle...

Cover Story

To the Tune of SM Sultan, Play On!

To the Tune of SM Sultan, Play On!

Sultan's eyes saw wondrous landscapes and diverse places, but none inspired him more than his native Narail. To the town, their Lal Mia was renowned as artist, flautist, wanderer and vagabond. He may have left this earth in 1994 but Sultan's tune in Narail plays strong, still now. Even today, Narail doesn't suffer much from big city problems. There might be small-town electric-engine jams around Roopganj Bazar time to time but they're not much to contend with. There's little risk of arriving late for an appointment. In the mid 1970s the town was quieter still. When carpenter's son Narayan Chandra Biswas arrived on an empty stomach with time to spare it...

  

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