Eminent Artist Murtaja Bashir Passes Away

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Eminent artist Murtaja Bashir died in a hospital in the capital on Saturday morning. He was 88 years old.

He breathed last at the Evercare Hospital Intensive Care Unit this morning while receiving treatment.

The national award-winning artist was found infected with COVID 19 on Friday night.

Earlier on Thursday night, he was admitted to the hospital whit heart kidney and lung complications.

Murtaja Bashir is considered one of the foremost painters of Bangladesh. He is known for working with abstract realism. The Wings and Epitaph for the Martyrs series are among the finest works of the artist. He is the son of scholar and linguist Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah.

Murtaza Bashir was born in Dhaka’s Ramna in 1932. He was the chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Chattogram University.

A pioneer of surrealistic art, Bashir has done many famous paintings, including 'Dewal,' 'Shahid Shironam,' and 'Pakha’.

He received the Ekushey Padak in 1980 for his contribution to art. He also received the Swadhinata Puroshkar in 2019.

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