Last Touch . . .

A shocked Catherine Masud, Tareque’s widow touches her husband coffin for the last time and her mother Alfreda Shaper holding him at funeral in Nurpur village of Bhanga upazila in Faridpur on 17 August 2011

© Monirul Alam

 According to the news media report Tareque Masud, the internationally acclaimed filmmaker, was buried around 2:40pm in the family yard of his village home at Nurpur under Bhanga upazila in Faridpur.

 Four others including ATN News CEO Mishuk Munier also died in the accident that happened on their way to meet the Manikganj deputy commissioner for permission to shoot for his “epic” film Kagojer Phool.

Born in 1956, Tareque Masud directed a number of acclaimed films including Muktir Gaan (The Song of Freedom) in 1995 and Matir Moina in 2002 which won a FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival of the year.

Some of his other masterpieces include Sonar Beri (The Chains of Gold), Adam Surat (The Inner Strength), Ontorjatra (The Homeland), Noroshundor (The Barber) and Runway.© Monirul Alam

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