Alexa Photographer Anwar Hossain found dead in hotel

Dhaka, Sunday   18 August 2019


Photographer Anwar Hossain found dead in hotel

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:59 PM, 1 December 2018   Updated: 02:59 PM, 1 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Eminent photographer Anwar Hossain was found dead at a hotel in Dhaka’s Panthapath area this morning. He was a photographer of famous films like Surajdighal Bari, Emilie's Guende Bahini, Lalsalu, and Onner Jibon.

On information, police broke open the door of room No 809 of Olio Dream Haven around 11:30 am 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 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 organizers 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.

Anwar Hossain was born in 1948, in Old Dhaka. He won five National Film Awards for his outstanding filming. In 1967 Anwar Hossain started his career as a photographer. His father used to work at the cinema office, that’s why he could watch lots of films. Thus he became interested in the film. Because of that interest, he has crafted a number of cinematography films as well as a significant number of photographs.

Anwar Hossain was living in French for a long time. But sometimes he used to stay in the country.