Proshanta Karmakar’s solo art exhibition opens


DHAKA, Dec 8, 2017 (BSS) – A 10-day solo art exhibition of renowned artist Proshanta Karmakar Buddha began today at the Gallery Cosmos at New DOHS in the city’s Mohakhali area.

The main objective of the exhibition titled “Peace” is a tribute to Brigadier General Shaheed Jamil Uddin Ahmad, Bir Uttam, the slain military secretary to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, who was killed in the Holey Artisan Cafe attack on July 1 last year.

Simeen Hossain, mother of Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest this evening, while Norwegian Ambassador Sidsel Bleken and architect and renowned art critic Rabiul Hussain were present as special guests at the inaugural ceremony.

Gallery Cosmos Managing Director Tehmina Enayet and Editor in Chief of United News Bangladesh (UNB) Enayetullah Khan were also present.

The exhibition will remain open every day from 12 noon to 8 pm till December 17.

Brigadier General Shaheed Jamil Uddin Ahmad, a career officer in Bangladesh Army, was killed in the early hours of 15th August in 1975 by a group of disgruntled junior army officers. He was on his way to aid the then President Bangabandhu, who was assassinated that night.

In 2010, Ahmad was posthumously promoted to Brigadier General and awarded the Bir Uttom, Bangladesh’s second highest military decoration.

The 20-year-old Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, the grandson of Latifur Rahman, chairman of Transcom Group and Shahnaz Rahman, was brutally killed by the militants in Holey Artisan Cafe attack on July 1, 2016.

Faraaz was the younger child of Simeen Hossain and Muhammad Waquer Bin Hossain.