Renowned artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury has passed away. He breathed his last in a private hospital in the country’s capital at 2:40 p.m. today. The news of his death was confirmed by the artist’s son, Surajit Chowdhury.

Surajit also mentioned how his father’s health had deteriorated over the past three days. Samarjit had been in hospital since September 5. Initially, he was taken home after a week. However, on September 15, he was again admitted to hospital due to his poor physical condition. Since then he was in hospital, until his death today.

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Samarjit Roy Chowdhury was born in 1937. He received the Ekushey Padak in 2014, for his contribution to painting.

Samarjit Roy Chowdhury’s body will be kept in the morgue of Birdem hospital. On Monday, his body will be brought to the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Dhaka, between 10 and 11 a.m., so that admirers and sympathizers will bid their last farewells to the artist. Then his body will also be taken to Central Shaheed Minar from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

His last rites will be performed at Sabujbagh Crematorium in Dhaka.

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