Mustafa Monwar

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Mustafa Manwar
Born (1935-09-01) September 1, 1935 (age 81)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Alma mater Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
Occupation painter, sculptor, artist
Spouse(s) Merry Manwar (m. 1965)
Parent(s) Golam Mostofa
Awards Ekushey Padak

Mustafa Manwar (born 1 September 1935) is a Bangladeshi artist. He is a painter, sculptor, radio performer and professor of fine arts. He is currently the chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2004.[1]

Early life[edit]

Manwar is the son of poet Golam Mostofa. He passed his matriculation exam from Narayanganj Government High School. He was initially admitted to the Scottish Church College of the University of Calcutta where he studied science. Following the advice of the author Syed Mujtaba Ali, he transferred to the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata from where he graduated obtaining best result in his class.


Manwar started his career as lecturer at the East Pakistan College of Arts and Crafts. Later, he joined Bangladesh Television as director general. Later he would also serve as the director general of the Shilpakala Academy and the National Media Institute. He would also serve as a managing director of the FDC.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Manwar has been married to Merry since 1965.



  1. ^ a b "10 awarded Ekushey Padak". The Daily Star. UNB. 17 February 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  2. ^ মুস্তাফা মনোয়ার [Mustafa Monwar]. National Digital Innovation Award 2011 (in Bangla). Archived from the original on 28 February 2014.