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SM Sultan

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...

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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...

  

Thousands gather at Sultan Mela to watch bull-fight

Scores of people enjoyed an exciting event as a bull-fighting took place at Wellington field at Narail town on February 27. The traditional event was held marking the 89th birth anniversary of artist S M Sultan. Around 50 bulls were brought for the event from Narail and neighbouring districts. Thousands of visitors thronged to the venue to enjoy the event, which in the past was a source of entertainment. An owner of a participating bull said “Once bull-fighting was an integral part...

Cultural news from across the country

Cultural news from across the country

Marking the 89th birth anniversary of legendary artist SM Sultan, a eight-day long Sultan Mela began on the premises of Government Victoria College at Sultan Mancha in Narail town yesterday. SM Sultan Foundation and Narail district administration have jointly organised the fair with support from Grameenphone and the cultural affairs ministry. Asaduzzaman Noor, Minister for...

Sultan Utsob-2014 ends

Sultan Utsob-2014 ends

An amazing  one -hour acrobatic show made for a spellbound audience at the conclusion of Sultan Utsob-2014 at Shilpakala Academy premises on February 15 night. Hundreds of Sultan admirers from different corners of Narail district and neighbouring districts enjoyed the fascinating feats of the acrobats from Dhaka. Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala...

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Sultan Utshab begins in Narail

A two-day 'Sultan Utshab-2014' began yesterday at Sultan Complex premises in Masimdia village under Narail Sadar upazila, amid great enthusiasm. The event is jointly organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and District administration. The programme include replica art exhibition of Sultan, children's art camp and exhibition, workshop, seminar, discussion, cultural festival, acrobatics exhibition, a 'pitha utshab' and film screening. About five hundred children participated in this art camp. Later in the afternoon, children were taken to visit River Chitra on boat, while...

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