Salman Shah (actor)

Shahriar Chowdhury Emon (known by his stage name Salman Shah; 19 September 1971 – 6 September 1996)[2] was a Bangladeshi film and television actor.[3][4][5] He started his career with the first episode of the television serial Pathor Shomoy. He got breakthrough for his role in the film Keyamat Theke Keyamat.[6] His death in 1996 was ruled as a suicide, a claim that is disputed by his family.[7][8]

Salman Shah
সালমান শাহ
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Born
Shahriar Chowdhury Emon

(1971-09-19)19 September 1971
Zakiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Died6 September 1996(1996-09-06) (aged 25)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cause of deathSuicide[1]
Burial placeShah Jalal Dargah Cemetery
Alma materAdamjee Cantonment College
OccupationActor, playback singer
Years active1986–1996
Notable work
Spouse(s)
Samira Huq
(m. 1992; his death 1996)
Signature
Salman Shah signature.jpg

Early life and careerEdit

Shah was born as Shahriar Chowdhury Emon on 19 September 1971 in Zakiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh to Nilufar Zaman Chowdhury and Kamaruddin Chowdhury.[9] He had a younger brother Chowdhury Mohammad Shahran Evan.[10]

In 1993, Shah got his break-through in the film Keyamot Theke Keyamot, directed by Sohanur Rahman Sohan.[11][12] The film was a remake of an Indian film named Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, released in 1988.[13] He started his acting career in a television drama. He acted in a total of 27 films.[9] His film career was associated first with actress Moushumi and then Shabnur. He acted with Moushumi in feature films Denmohor and Antore Antore.[14]

DeathEdit

Salman Shah died 6 September 1996.[15] He was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom at Eskaton, Dhaka.[16] Police had filed a case of suicide, but the family objected to it and lodged a murder case.[7] Business tycoon Aziz Mohammad Bhai was alleged to be involved in the murder.[8] One Rezvi Ahmed was arrested from the house of Shah's mother, who reportedly named Bhai and Shah's wife Samira of ordering the hit.[17] Rezvi later disowned his confession.[8] On 24 February 2020, Police Bureau of Investigation completed their investigation and reported that Salman Shah killed himself due to family dispute over his affair with one of the most popular silver screen actresses at the time, actress Shabnur.[18]

Shah is buried in Shah Jalal Dargah Cemetery in Sylhet.[19]

LegacyEdit

On his birth anniversary the Salman Shah Smriti Parishad (Salman Shah Memorial Council) organizes a festival every year.[20][21]

WorksEdit

 
Epitaph of Shah's grave located in Sylhet in the graveyard in Shah Jalal Dargah.[22]

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Director Co-stars
1993 Keyamat Theke Keyamat[23] Raj Sohanur Rahman Sohan Moushumi
1994 Tumi Amar[24] Akash Zahirul Haque Shabnur
Ontare Ontare[14] Shaan Shibli Sadik Moushumi
Sujon Sokhi[24] Sujon Shah Alam Kiran Shabnur
Bikkhov[25] Anik Mohammad Hannan Shabnur
Sneho[23] Emon Gazi Mazharul Anwar Moushumi
Prem Juddho Raja Jibon Rahman Lima
1995 Den Mohor[14] Sarowar Shafi Bikrampuri Moushumi
Konna Dan[14] Srabon Delwar Jahan Jhantu Lima
Shopner Thikana[25] Sumon M A Khalek Shabnur
Anjuman[23] Salman Hafiz Uddin Shabnaz
Moha Milon Shanto Dilip Shom Shabnur
Asha Bhalobasha Akash Tamij Uddin Rizvi Shabnaz
1996 Bichar Hobe Sujon Shah Alam Kiran Shabnur
Ei Ghor Ei Songshar Mintu Malek Afsary Brishti
Priyojon[24] Jibon Rana Nasser Shilpi, Riaz
Tomake Chai[23] Sagor Motin Rahman Shabnur
Shopner Prithibi[24] Masum Badol Khondokar Shabnur
Shotter Mrittu Nei[23] Joy Chotku Ahmed Shahnaz
Jibon Songshar Sobuj Zakir Hossain Raju Shabnur
Mayer Odhikar Robin Shibli Sadik Shabnaz
Chawa Theke Pawa[23] Sagor M M Sarker Shabnur
1997 Prem Piyashi[25] Hridoy Reza Hasmat Shabnur
Shopner Nayok[24] Raju/Rasel Nasir Khan Shabnur
Shudhu Tumi Akash Kazi Morshed Shama
Ananda Asru[23] Dewan Khosru Shibli Sadik Shabnur
Buker Vitor Agun Agun Chotku Ahmed Shabnur

TelevisionEdit

Year Shows Role
1985 Akash Chowa[24]
1988 Shoikote Sharosh[24] Rabbi
1990 Pathor Shomoy
1994 Itikotha Yusuf
1994 Doyel[24]
1995 Sob Pakhi Ghore Fere
1995 Noyon[24] Sultan / Raj
1996 Shopner Prithibi[25] Shuvo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Probe report on Salman Shah's death submitted to court". Business Standard. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Salman Shah's 45th birth anniversary today". The Daily Star. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Salman Shah's 16 death anniversary". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Dhaliwood still misses Salman Shah". The New Age. South Africa. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ Masud Rana Nakib (6 June 2011). "Salman Shah Forever etched in memory". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  6. ^ "IN LOVING MEMORY". The Daily Star. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  7. ^ a b Biswas, Prakash (12 July 2016). "Police Bureau of Investigation to open fresh enquiry into movie star Salman Shah's death". Bdnews24.com. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  8. ^ a b c "Actor Salman Shah's death case revived". The Daily Observer. Dhaka. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Salman Shah festival at BFDC". The Daily Star. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Samira Haq sues Salman Shah's family for BDT 10 crore". The Daily Star. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Remembering Salman Shah". The Daily Star. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Salman Shah's 13th death anniversary". The Daily Star. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  13. ^ "In remembrance". The Daily Star. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d "Memories of the star Salman Shah's death anniversary". The Daily Star. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Salman Shah Forever etched in memory". The Daily Star. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Remembering Salman Shah". The Independent. Dhaka. 6 September 2014. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Aziz Mohammad Bhai surprised". The Daily Star. 26 July 1997. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  18. ^ https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/crime/2020/02/24/pbi-report-salman-shah-committed-suicide
  19. ^ Rahman, Hifzur (31 October 2003). "The Graveyard of Salman Shah". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  20. ^ "Salman Shah Festival to take place in September". The Daily Star. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  21. ^ "Salman Shah's birth anniversary celebrated". The Daily Star. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  22. ^ "The Graveyard of Salman Shah". The Daily Star. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g "Rtv to air Salman Shah's films". The Daily Star. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i "A forgotten supernova". The Daily Star. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  25. ^ a b c d "Salman Shah week on ATN Bangla". The Daily Star. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

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