Google, world’s largest web search engine, honoured late filmmaker Tareque Masud Ahmed by creating a special Doodle on Thursday (December 6) marking his 62nd birth anniversary.
Google‘s new Doodle featured a graphical image of Tareque Masud’s renowned film ‘Matir Moyna’ which is known in English as The Clay Bird.
The drama film was released in 2002. It received FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) award at the Cannes Film Festival, and became Bangladesh’s first film to compete for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Tareque’s wife Catherine Masud expressed her gratitude to Google for the Doodle.
Tareque Masud was born at Nurpur village under Bhanga upazila in Faridpur on December 6 in 1956. He died in a road accident in Manikganj on August 13 in 2011.
Tareque was educated in a Bangladeshi madrassa. He started his career with the film Adam Surat (The Inner Strength).
He made a documentary on Bangladeshi painter SM Sultan in 1982, a documentary on the ’71 Liberation War ‘Muktir Gaan (Song of Freedom)’ in 1995.