People’s Voice | Thousand People Protest . . .

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Dhaka, Bangladesh- Thousand of Bangladeshi people and bloggers online activist network holding candles alight at the capitals Shahbag intersection last night on Wednesday, 06 February, 2013. They demand and protest the awarding of life sentence to Quader Mollah capital punishment to the notorious war crimes.  © Monirul Alam

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Jammat Protest Rally

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Dhaka Bangladesh- A Shibir member has a slogan painted of his chest during a Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Chhatra Shibir protest at the Motijhil area in the capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, 04 Febuary 2013.  The protesters are demanding the release of Jamaat senior leaders, they also threatened to the government paralyze the country, If their leaders not to  release. Jammat leaders are currently on trial before the international crimes tribunal on war crime charges. © Monirul Alam

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Muktijodha Shangshad demand war crime trails in Dhaka

DEC 18 2012-Dhaka, Bangladesh- Members of Muktijodha Sangsha, a non-political welfare association of ex-combatants form the war of liberation in 1971, during a protest rally against recent Jamaat-eIslami activity and to demand and ensure the quick trail of war criminals. © Monirul Alam
DEC 18 2012-Dhaka, Bangladesh- Members of Muktijodha Sangshad, a non-political welfare association of ex-combatants form the war of liberation in 1971, during a protest rally against recent Jamaat-eIslami activity and to demand and ensure the quick trail of war criminals. © Monirul Alam

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R.I.P. Rashid Talukder, 1939 – 2011

Renowned photojournalist Rashid Talukder, the first Bangladeshi to win prestigious Pioneer Photographer Award, has passed away at a hospital in the city. He was 72. Talukder died at Square Hospital around 6:30pm on Tuesday while undergoing treatment there, his cousin Sheikh Mohammad Sumon told media. He was admitted to the hospital on Oct 19 following a brain stroke.

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Talukder was born on Oct 24, 1939, in Chabbish Pargana, West Bengal, India. He developed interest in photography while he was in school. He began working in the darkroom in 1945 when he was a student of class 8. Talukder joined the Daily Sangbad as a photojournalist in 1962, and has been a press photographer since then, for 46 years. He worked with the Daily Ittefaq for 29 years.

His photographs of the 1971 liberation war are considered invaluable documents. For several decades, he recorded various aspects of Bangladeshi life.

Talukder received several awards and honours at home and abroad. He got a lifetime achievement award at Chobi Mela, an international festival of photography in Dhaka, for his contribution to the field.

His photograph of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic speech on March 7, 1971 was nominated for the Encyclopaedia on Southeast Asia, published by Cambridge University, England.

Talukder has been a member of advisory councils of several photographic organisations, including Bangladesh Photographic Society. He is also the founder of the Bangladesh Photo Journalists’ Association.