Fazlul Haque Memorial Award '08 announced | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 14, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 14, 2008

Fazlul Haque Memorial Award '08 announced


Abdur Rahman (L) and Golam Rabbani Biplab

Eminent cine-journalist (Editor of Priyojon) Abdur Rahman and filmmaker Golam Rabbani Biplab have been selected for this year's Fazlul Haque Memorial Award, according to a press release.
Fazlul Haque Memorial Award, named after pioneering cine-journalist and director of President (the first film for children made here) late Fazlul Haque, was initiated by his wife, renowned litterateur Rabeya Khatun in 2004. Every year the organisers select two individuals for the award -- one for cine-journalism and the other for film direction.
This year's award giving ceremony will take place on October 20, on the death anniversary of Fazlul Haque, at the Ball Room of Hotel Sheraton.
Fazlul Haque was born in 1930 in Bogra. Haque's elder son, Faridur Reza Sagor, is a renowned media personality and managing director of Impress Telefilm Ltd. Younger son Farhadur Reza Prabal was once a popular TV anchor and now lives in Australia. Haque's daughter Keka Ferdausi is a noted chef.
In the previous years the award went to Fazal Shahabuddin and Saidul Anam Tutul (2004); Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury and Chashi Nazrul Islam (2005); Rafuquzzaman and Humayun Ahmed (2006); Hiren Dey and Soovas Dutt (2007).

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