Google Doodle celebrates Tareque Masud's birthday

Kalerkantho Online   

6 December, 2018 08:57 AM

Google Doodle celebrates Tareque Masud's birthday

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Search engine giant Google is celebrating the 62nd birthday of visionary Bangladeshi filmmaker late Tareque Masud, by replacing its regular homepage graphic with a special doodle.

Google‘s new Doodle on Thursday featured a graphical image of Tareque Masud's renowned film Matir Moyna which is known in English as The Clay Bird.

Bangal drama film Matir Moyna (The Clay Bird), directed by Tareque Masud was released in 2002, received FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) award at the Cannes Film Festival same year, and became Bangladesh's first film to compete for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Noted director and filmmaker Tareque Masud was born on December 6, 1956, and died in a road crash in Manikganj at the age of 54 on August 13, 2011.

A Google Doodle is a special and temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepages that commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and people. The doodle was introduced in 1998.

Earlier, Google celebrated the birthday of five other celebrated Bangalis--Shamsur Rahman, Humayun Ahmed Firoza Begum, FR Khan and Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose--by creating special doodles.