SM Sultan Uthsab-2014, a three-day festival on the legendary artist, began yesterday in Narail. SM Sultan Shishu Charu O Karukola Foundation, in association with Banglalink has arranged the festival.
The festival includes songs, dances, drama and discussion. Telecom operator Banglalink has been supporting the festival for the seventh consecutive year.
MP Sheikh Hafizur Rahman, was present at the opening ceremony as chief guest. Khondokar Ashik Iqbal, Senior Assistant Manager, (Marketing), Banglalink was also present. The event was presided over by Bimanesh Chandra Biswas, artist, Member Secretary, SM Sultan Shishu Charu O Karukola Foundation.
Sheikh Mohammed Sultan (1923-1994) is one of the legendary painters that Bangladesh has produced. He won the "Ekushey Padak" in 1982, Bangladesh “Charu Shilpi Sangsad” award in 1986 and the "Independence Award" in 1993.