Chashi Nazrul Islam laid to eternal rest

Chashi Nazrul Islam who died in the capital on Sunday was laid to eternal rest here on Monday afternoon.
He was buried alongside the graves of his parents at the local graveyard of Samashpur village in Srinagar upazila following his last namaz-e-janaza at Samashpur Businessman Management College ground after Asr prayers.
The noted filmmaker’s body reached his native village from the capital around 3:10pm when pall of gloom descended on the entire area.
Chashi Nazrul, who had been receiving treatment at Labaid Hospital in the capital for cancer and various complications since January 1, breathed his last around 5:51 am on Sunday.He had been on life support at the hospital since last Friday. Nazrul left behind his wife, two daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
The renowned filmmaker’s body was taken to his Jasimuddin Road residence in the city’s Kamalapur on Sunday morning.
His body was be kept at the Labaid Hospital mortuary in the afternoon.
The body was taken to Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) on Monday morning where he was given a guard of honour.
His first was Namaj-e-Janaza was held at Baitul Mokarram National Mosque in the afternoon.
Chashi Nazrul, president of Jatiyatabadi Sangskritik Dal, cultural wing of BNP, was born in Munshiganj on October 23, 1941. He started working on the cultural front by performing on radio in 1965.
The noted cultural personality Chashi Nazrul directed popular radio dramas including ‘Ramer Sumoti’ (1965), ‘Socrates’ (1966), ‘Sokhina Birongona’ (1974).
Chashi started his career in visual media in 1964 when he got chance to work on television programme through audition.
He worked as assistant director of the film, ‘Dui Digonto’, directed by Obaidur Rahman.
Later he worked as assistant of eminent filmmaker late Fateh Lohani. He participated in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
After the country achieved  independence, Chashi Nazrul, also adviser to Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas), made his first film ‘Ora Egaro Jon’ (They are eleven) based on the 1971 Liberation War. Subsequently he directed or produced more than a dozen other films and was crowned with the Ekushey Padad and the National Film Award. – News Desk