Legendary poster artist Mohammad Shoaib dies

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Entertainment Report :
Prominent poster artist Mohammad Shoaib, famous
for making movies’ posters,
died at the age of 69.
According to local media, it was revealed that even in his last moments, he was painting.
The artist suddenly became unconscious while drawing
pictures and was brought to the hospital on an emergency basis where the doctor on
duty declared him dead.
During the golden era of Bangla cinema, he created posters for a wide range of actors, spanning from Razzak-Kabori to Farooque-Babita.
He even painted posters for Hindi movies like Dilip
Kumar’s movies and in Urdu, Mohammad Ali’s movies
were his focus.
He recently drew the banner
of the movie ‘1971 Sei Sob Din’ directed by Hridi Haque.
His paintings have been
exhibited in various national and international exhibitions.
Not only in the country but his paintings have been exhibited in various international festivals.
Born in Old Dhaka’s Rothkhola area Nawabpur, in the early 1950s, Shoaib never found
any interest in formal studies. Though his parents tried to
get him educated, he always considered going to school as ‘nothing but a waste of time’.
He made his debut in
poster painting in 1965,
as a 15-year-old boy.

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