Sheikh Niamat Ali (30 April 1940 – 24 November 2003)[1] was a Bangladeshi film director.[2] He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director in 1979, 1985 and 1995 for all the three feature films he ever made - Surja Dighal Bari, Dahan and Anyajiban respectively.[1][3]

Sheikh Niamat Ali
Born(1940-04-30)30 April 1940
Died24 November 2003(2003-11-24) (aged 63)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma materCalcutta University
OccupationFilm director

Career Edit

In 1977, Ali and his co-director Masihuddin Shaker started shooting the film Surja Dighal Bari. The film was based on a novel by Abu Ishaque about the rural people in the 1950s. It won five international awards, including Mannheim Film Festival and Portugal Film Society.[4] It was the first film made from Bangladesh government grant.[1]

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Awards Edit

  • Chalachchitram Award 2004[5]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c Sabbir Chowdhury (December 11, 2003). "Homage to Salahuddin and Sheikh Niamat Ali, filmmakers : Bangladesh loses two great exponents of film art". The Daily Star. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sheikh Niamat Ali". The Daily Star. November 24, 2007. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  3. ^ জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার প্রাপ্তদের নামের তালিকা (১৯৭৫-২০১২) [List of the winners of National Film Awards (1975-2012)]. Government of Bangladesh (in Bengali). Bangladesh Film Development Corporation. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Did you know?". The Daily Star. June 13, 2005. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Jamil Mahmud (November 24, 2007). "Tanvir Mokammel receives 'Chalachchitram Padak'". The Daily Star. Retrieved January 11, 2016.

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