Salman Shah’s 50th birth anniversary today

Today, September 19, marks the 50th birth anniversary of Salman Shah, the shooting star of Dhallywood who shone bright but left us too soon.

To mark the day in a befitting manner, different socio-cultural organisations chalked-out elaborate programmes across the country.Besides, satellite television channels of the country also telecast a set of quality programmes to pay tribute to the late superstar.

Salman Shah ( Shahriar Chowdhury Emon) born on this day in 1971 in Sylhet, began his career as a child on Bangladesh Television, and pursued singing in his teen years.

But with 1993 film “Keyamot Theke Keyamot” by Sohanur Rahman Sohan, he shot to superstardom overnight with his suave charm. In the next four years he worked in another 26 films, producing hit after hit – “Tumi Amar” “Sujon Sokhi”, “Bikkhobh”, “Swopner Thikana”, “Ei Ghor Ei Songsar”, “Tomake Chai”, “Swopner Prithibi”, “Sotyer Mrittu Nei”, “Prem Piyashi” and “Buker Bhitor Agun” to name a few.

Apart from films, he also worked in a handful of TV plays with great success.

Slaman’s lifeless body was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom on September 6, 1996. He was 25. Though the autopsy report said the death as a suicide case, the mystery about his death has not yet been solved.

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