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Memorial meet on Subir Chowdhury

Memorial meet on Subir Chowdhury

Bengal Foundation has arranged a memorial meet on July 11 at 4 pm at Bengal Shilpalaya at Dhanmondi to pay tribute to Subir Chowdhury. Friends and family members of the deceased artist will share their memories of Subir at the programme. Subir Chowdhury, who passed away recently in Australia, was the director of...

Last tributes to Subir Chowdhury

Last tributes to Subir Chowdhury

The body of Subir Chowdhury, director of Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts and one of the trustees of Bengal Foundation, will arrive today (July 4) at 12pm at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka. Artists, writers, friends, well-wishers and cultural aficionados will their last tributes to Subir Chowdhury at his work place Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The body will be kept there from 3pm to 6pm today. His body will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 11am to 12:45pm and at the faculty of Fine Art (FFA), University of Dhaka from 1am to 2pm. Artists, writers, friends, well-wishers and cultural enthusiasts will pay their last tributes to the...

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Subir Chowdhury--A man in a million

Subir Chowdhury--A man in a million

One can hardly believe that Subir, a friend of mine for years together, has passed away. I knew he was suffering for months with a reported brain tumour. He was receiving treatment in Melbourne, where he had gone for an exhibition. He felt drowsy and would get uptight about any mishandling. But one can now understand his getting into a towering rage if anything was amiss at the Bengal Gallery of which he was a director. I had hoped that he would respond to chemotherapy. I was upset by the tears and agony of his wife thorough all the medical intervention but I was confident that Subir would overcome all...

Subir Chowdhury passes away

Subir Chowdhury passes away

Reputed artist and director of Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Subir Chowdhury passed away yesterday in Sydney, Australia. The 61-year-old artist succumbed to neurological cancer. Chowdhury was a renowned name in the country's art arena. He dedicated his lifetime to revive the art movement in Bangladesh and arranged a number of exhibitions both at home and abroad. The organiser played a significant role in arranging the Asian Art Biennale in Dhaka. The artist, along with a 10-member group went to Australia on March 16 to arrange exhibitions in three Australian cities. He suddenly fell sick during the inauguration programme of an exhibition in Canberra. He was admitted to Westmead Hospital in...

Subir Chowdhury critically ill

Subir Chowdhury critically ill

Under the title “Songs of the Land”, a group art exhibition was recently held in Australia. A number of prominent Bangladeshi painters along with Subir Chowdhury, director of Bengal Gallery was on a visit to Australia on the occasion. Chowdhury unexpectedly fell sick there, and has been diagnosed with complications in the brain....

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