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Tareque Masud laid to rest

Internationally acclai-med filmmaker Tareque Masud, killed in a road accident on Saturday, has been laid to eternal rest in Nurpur village of the district's Bhanga Upazila.

Tareque was buried at his family graveyard on Wednesday afternoon after his namaj-e-janaza on the Bhanga Pilot High School premises.

His private secretary Proshun Rahman told the news agency an ambulance brought the body from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University mortuary to the village around 12:00pm.

Tareque, ATN News CEO Mishuk Munier, and three others were killed when a passenger bus hit their microbus on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway at Ghior in Manikganj.

His wife and co-director Catherine Masud, artist Dhali Al Mamun, his painter wife Dilara Begum Jolly, and Tareque's production assistant Saidul Islam were also injured in the road crash.

Mishuk Munier was buried at the city's Banani graveyard on Tuesday.

Local people of the area paid their last respects to the celebrated filmmaker in presence of the district's deputy commissioner, police superintendent and local administration officials.

Born in 1956 in Faridpur, Tareque directed a number of critically acclaimed films such as Muktir Gaan (The Song of Freedom) in 1995, Muktir Kotha (The Story of Freedom) in 1996 and Matir Moina (The Clay Bird), which won the International Critics' Prize and a FIPRESCI Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

He made his directorial debut with the documentary Adam Surat (The Inner Strength) on the Bangladeshi painter SM Sultan in 1989.

Tareque also ran a film production house named Audiovision along with his US-born wife Catherine.

Tareque was killed on his way back to Dhaka from Manikganj after visiting a shooting location for his new film Kagojer Phool (the Paper Flower).

Source : New Age