Bangabandhu and I

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Today marks the birth centenary of our Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman -- the visionary who made us dream of an independent Bangladesh, the powerhouse of charisma who ignited hope amongst the oppressed Bengalis, the legend whom the nation shall forever remain indebted to. 

On this extraordinary occasion of his birth centenary, Star Lifestyle spoke to Shahabuddin Ahmed, artist extraordinaire, who frequently portrays Bangabandhu on his canvas.

The highly celebrated painter is a living legend in his own right. Prestigious accolades like Independence Day Award (highest state award given by the Bangladeshi government), Knight in the Order of Fine Arts and Humanities (awarded by the French government), and recognition as one of the '50 Master Painters of Contemporary Art' (enlisted by the Olympiad of Arts) speak volumes about his works. 

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