‘Atandra Padak’ comes to Diamond | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 22, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 22, 2010

‘Atandra Padak’ comes to Diamond

Diamond (C) receives the award for his films.

The prestigious Atondra Padak was conferred on film director and playwright Syed Ohiduzzaman Diamond on November 14, says a press release. Atondra Sangskritik Sangsad conferred the award at Taligang in Kolkata. A crest and medal were formally handed to the director at the programme. Noted filmmaker Gonga Nandini, editor and journalist Borun Chakraborty, poet Ritu Basu, Tarok Saha, Dilip Mukhopathyay, Jilik Chakraborty, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Diamond received the award for his films “Nacholer Rani” and “Gongajatra”. The speakers expressed the view the film director had made a immense contribution in transforming traditional filmmaking in Bangladesh. Diamond has produced two feature films, a number of documentaries and TV plays.
Diamond's first feature film “Nacholer Rani” was released in 2006.
Diamond has so far made 40 single TV plays for various channels. His subjects are varied and marginalised people often feature in his films and TV plays.

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