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12:00 AM, August 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 14, 2017

Homage to the Father of the Nation

“Itihash-er Krishnopokkho” on Channel i

August 15, 1975 is the black day in the history of the nation. A stigmatised chapter of our glorious history started to reign in through the killing of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with almost all his family members on the day. Bangabandhu was set to receive an ovation at Dhaka University on the very morning he was killed. 

Based on the true story of killings of August 15, playwright and lyricist Sahid Rahman has written a story called “Mohamanober Desh-e”. Noted playwright Mannan Hira has composed a play titled, “Itihash-er Krishnopokkho” adapting from the story. Recently, the shooting for the play was completed in Pubail, Gazipur and Uttara, Dhaka. Two renowned actors -- Tariq Anam Khan and Fazlur Rahman Babu along with national award winning actress Sharmimala and theatre artiste Momena Chowdhury have donned central roles in the play. 

The play will go on air on Channel i tomorrow (August 15) at 8pm marking the 42nd National Mourning Day.  

“Everyone in this country is greatly indebted to the Father of the Nation for his lifelong struggle to create an independent Bangladesh. Through this play, I have tried to portray the general peoples' love and patriotism for the country getting motivated by the ideals of Bangabandhu. This visual is an attempt to pay my debt as a Bangalee towards Bangabandhu,” said Shahid Rahman.      

“I don't regard acting as acting, in the story of Liberation War; rather I regard it as my solemn responsibility. As I am a Freedom Fighter, I frequently looked back upon the time of Liberation War while acting in the play. Sahid has written an emotional story based on true events. I hope the play will touch the hearts of many,” said Tariq Anam Khan.   

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