Guests and dignitaries visit the exhibition after inaugural ceremony. -Collected
A 10 day-long exhibition on Dhaka University's 'Aparajeyo Bangla' (Unvanquished Bengal) sculpture's designer and artist, country's renowned sculptor, academician and Ekushey Padak winner late Syed Abdullah Khalid got underway at Bangladesh National Museum's Nalini Kanta Bhattasali auditorium on Monday, reports UNB.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Bangladesh National Museum's board of trustees President Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, while National Professor Dr Anisuzzaman was the chief guest.
Presided by architect and poet Robiul Hussain, the program was also attended by country's another legendary sculptor Hamiduzzaman Khan, Professor Moinuddin Khaled and Begum Umme Kulsum, wife of late sculptor Abdullah Khalid as honorary speakers. National Museum's Director General Md Riaz Ahmed greeted everyone with his welcome speech.
Reminiscing on the sculpture maestro, Professor Anisuzzaman said "Khalid was one of the most brilliant and talented artists and sculptors in Bangladesh. He was very emotional, and that certainly reflected in his creations- his sculptures and artworks had always been very vibrant and lively."
"Aparajeyo Bangla was an immersive addition in the artifacts of Bangladesh. The courageous side of mass in Bangladesh was never been portrayed so strongly before, until the creation of this particular sculpture," said art critic Professor Moinuddin Khaled. Syed's contemporary sculptor and friend, Hamiduzzaman Khan reminisced his friend in tears, saying "Khalid was not only a sculptor- he was also a world-class painter.
He was a winner in life, just like his Aparajeyo Bangla." Featuring the legendary artist's paintings, sculptures, artworks and his used commemoratives to be displayed on, the exhibition is open to all till November 13.
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