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‘Mukh O Mukhosh’ actress Pyari Begum passes away

Entertainment Desk |
Update: 2023-05-30 21:00:19
‘Mukh O Mukhosh’ actress Pyari Begum passes away

Pyari Begum, the lead female actress of the first ever Bangla feature film ‘Mukh O Mukhosh’, passed away on Tuesday (May 30). 

She breathed her last in the afternoon at her Uttara residence. She was 87.

Pyari Begum’s son Rabiul Amin confirmed her death news to the media.

Pyari Begum’s demise follows the passing of Zahrat Ara, her co-actress in ‘Mukh O Mukhosh’, on July 19 in 2021.

‘Mukh O Mukhosh’ was the first Bengali-language feature film to be made in Bangladesh (the then East Pakista). It was produced by Iqbal Films and directed by Abdul Jabbar Khan. The film was released in theatres on August 3 in 1956. 

It was released in Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayanganj, and Khulna. The film was a great success as viewers thronged to watch the first film to be made in the region.   

Abdul Jabbar Khan started working on the film in 1953. At that time, the film industry in erstwhile East Pakistan was virtually non-existent, and local film theatres screened mostly Urdu films from Lahore, Hindi films from Mumbai, and Bengal films from Kolkata. 

BDST: 2100 HRS, MAY 30, 2023

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