Fateh Lohani

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Fateh Lohani
Born1920
Died12 April 1975(1975-04-12) (aged 54–55)
Kaptai, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Other namesKiran Kumar
Alma materRipon College
Spouse(s)Razia Lohani
RelativesFazle Lohani (brother)
Husna Banu Khanam (sister)

Fateh Lohani (1920 – 12 April 1975) was a Bangladeshi actor, film director, writer and journalist.[1]

Education[edit]

Lohani passed Matriculation examination from St Mary's Cathedral Mission High School in Calcutta. He completed his IA and BA degrees from Ripon College in Kolkata. In 1950, he went to London and completed a two years course on drama producing at the Oldwick Theatre School.[2] He took film education as a member of the British Film Institute.[1] .

Career[edit]

Lohani was involved in publication of the monthly literature magazine Agatya since 1949.[1] In 1949, he joined the Karachi Radio and later, BBC. He returned to Dhaka in 1954 and started producing films and simultaneously, worked in radio, acted in drama and carried out the profession of writing. He was the first director of a feature film after the establishment of Film Development Corporation in 1957.[1]

Some of the dramas written by Lohani are Nibhrita Sanglap, Dur Thekey Kachhey and Sagar Dola. He translated some dramas such as Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Lazarus Laughed and Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill, and The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.[1]

Personal life and death[edit]

Lohani was married to Razia Lohani, a previous head teacher of Kamrunnessa Government Girls High School and a lecturer of Eden Mohila College and Home Economics College, who died on 26 February 2022 in a hospital located in Dhaka, at the age of 96.[3] Lohani had a brother Fazle Lohani and a sister Husna Banu Khanam.[4]

Lohani died on 12 April 1975 while he was shooting his film Kuasha at Kaptai, Chittagong.[1]

Works[edit]

Actor
Director

Awards[edit]

  • President Award and Nigar Prize of Pakistan (1961)
  • Mazid Almakki Award of Pakistan (1968)
  • Bangladesh Film Journalists Association Award (1975)
  • Silver Jubilee Trophy of FDC (1983)

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Hayat 2012
  2. ^ "Iconic filmmaker and musician". The Daily Star. 2014-12-11. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  3. ^ Desk, City (27 February 2022). "Razia Lohani passes away". The Daily Star. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Remembering Fazle Lohani". Dhaka Tribune. 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  5. ^ Raju 2014, p. 109
  6. ^ Gazdar 1997, p. 254
  7. ^ Gazdar 1997, p. 257
  8. ^ Gazdar 1997, p. 259
  9. ^ a b c d e f Gazdar 1997, p. 262
  10. ^ Gazdar 1997, p. 265
  11. ^ Gazdar 1997, p. 266
  12. ^ Gazdar 1997, p. 268
  13. ^ Gazdar 1997, p. 248
  14. ^ Gazdar 1997, p. 249
  15. ^ Gazdar 1997, p. 255

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