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Eminent Bangladeshi photographer, cinematographer found dead

Dhaka, Dec 1 (IANS) Renowned Bangladeshi photographer and cinematographer Anwar Hossain was found dead at a hotel here on Saturday.

Hossain, a Bangladeshi-born French citizen, won more than 60 international awards in photography. He filmed 15 fictions and 30 documentaries and published eight photo books.

Hossain, 70, came to Dhaka for taking part in a photography competition as a judge. The police recovered his body after breaking a door to his room at the Hotel Olio Dream Heaven in Panthapath area, reported bdnews24.com.

The cause of his death was not known.

The hotel authorities said that two people had come to visit Hossain in the morning. The authorities informed the police when he did not open the door of his room and neither responded to phone calls. Later, the police found his body on the bed.

Officials said that no injury mark was found on his body and it was sent for autopsy.

Hossain captured the Liberation War of Bangladesh and the movements preceding it. He studied Architecture at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and then film studies at Pune University.

He was also the recipient of five National Film Awards, bdnews24.com reported.

Hossain lived for over two decades in France. Though he received a French passport, he returned to Bangladesh a few years ago and began living in Shariatpur.

–IANS
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