Photographer Anwar Hossain found dead at city hotel

01 Dec,2018

BDchronicle :

Eminent photographer Anwar Hossain was found dead at a hotel in DhakaÕs Panthapath area this morning.


On information, police broke open the door of room No 809 of Olio Dream Haven around 11:30am and found his body lying on the bed, said GG Biswas, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Police Station.


There was no injury mark on his body, the OC said.


General Manager of Olio Dream Haven Shohel Haider Khan told Bdchrnicle that Anwar Hossain is a Bangladeshi-born French citizen who boarded the hotel on November 28.


He came to Bangladesh to take part in a photography competition as judge, the general manager said.



The hotel authorities called police when the organisers came to pick him up and he did not respond, he added. 


Police will send the body to Suhrawardi Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy.




Born in 1948, Anwar Hossain is a veteran photographer and cinematographer. He studied Architecture in BUET and Film studies in Pune University.


He captured the liberation war and the movements preceding it.


Hossain won more than 60 international awards in photography. He filmed 15 fictions and 30 documentaries and published eight major photo books. He began in 1969 with a humble camera that he bought for Tk 30.


One of the photos from his first batch of clicks in 1969 won him a national award in Pakistan.


He has been teaching for the last 40 years. Some of our most prized film makers like Tarek Masud, Tanveer Mokammel, Mishuk Munier have all been his students at some point in time.

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