Golam Mustafa no more
Eminent photographer Golam Mustafa passed away yesterday around 9:30am at his residence, due to age related complications.
He was 81 years old. He was the winner of Ekushey Padak 2018, and Shilpakala Padak 2016.
He served as Director of Photography in Bangladesh Television, and a guest lecturer in the Department of Architecture in North South University.
One of the most respected professionals in his field, Golam Mustafa was one of the first frontline photographers during the inception of Bangladesh Television (then Pakistan Television) in 1964.
BTV, in its early days, started its journey with only three newly groomed photographers, Mustafa being one of them. He served the channel for 30 years.
A key eye witness to the birth of television, Golam Mustafa's camera traced the cultural trajectory of the arts in Bangladesh.
Renowned photographer Shahidul Alam also gave his tribute to Mustafa following his passing.
Golam Mustafa is survived by his wife, son, daughter and two grandchildren. His namaz-e-janaza took place at his residence after Asr prayers. He was laid to rest at the Azimpur Graveyard (new), following Covid protocol.