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Zahir Raihan (1935–1972)

Zahir Raihan was born on 19 August 1935, as Mohammad Zahirullah, in the village Majupur, now in Feni District, Bangladesh. After the Partition of Bengal in 1947, he, along with his parents, returned to his village from Calcutta. He obtained Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Bengali from Dhaka University. He had been married twice, to Sumita Devi in ... See full bio »


(age 36) in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Sangam Writer
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 2005 Haajar Bachhar Dhorey (dialogue) / (novel)
 1973 Dhire Bohe Meghna (original idea)
 1971 A State Is Born (Documentary short) (screenplay)
 1971 Jaltey Suraj Ke Nichey (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 Stop Genocide (Documentary short) (screenplay)
 1970 Taka Ana Pai (screenplay)
 1970 Jibon Thekey Neya (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Beder Meye (screenplay)
 1968 Songsar (screenplay) / (story)
 1968 Dui Bhai (screenplay)
 1967 Anowara (screenplay)
 1966 Behula (screenplay)
 1964/II Sangam (written by)
 1963 Kancher Deyal (screenplay) / (story)
 1961 Kokhono Asheni (screenplay) / (story)
 1961 Je Nodi Morupothay (screenplay)
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Zaheer Rehan

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His Jibon Thekey Neya (1970) is the first Bangla film that allegorically narrates the oppression of the then Pakistani rulers. The film was initially banned and was later released because of mass demand. See more »



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