Today is Gholam Mustafa’s 21st death anniversary

Today is the 21st death anniversary of legendary actor Golam Mustafar. He was both a reciter and an actor. His audience popularity was great both on small and big screens. Many characters played by him left a mark in the hearts of the audience. The talented actor of Bangladeshi films and television passed away on February 20, 2003. On this day, fans are remembering him with respect and love.

Golam Mustafa was born on March 2, 1934 in Dapadapiya village of Barisal. His father was a sub-register. He started his school life at Rozpur Government High School. Passed matriculation from Khulna Zilla School. His hobby in school-college life was acting.

In 1945, he first acted in the play ‘Pallimangal’ written by BD Habibullah at Barisal Ashwini Kumar Town Hall. In the same year, in a program organized on the occasion of ‘Fateha Yaz Daham’ at Barisal District School, he recited the poem ‘Ai Naam’ written by Kazi Nazrul Islam and caught the attention of the audience as a reciter.

Golam Mustafa moved to Dhaka in mid-fifties and started acting. He first came into the film world by acting in the documentary ‘Ek Akar Zamin’. Golam Mustafa’s first movie directed by Ehtesham was ‘Rajdhani Buke’. He acted as a villain in the film released in 1960. He showed his acting prowess in the first film.

Golam Mostafa simultaneously acted in various roles including hero, co-hero, villain in about 300 Bengali-Urdu films. Notable Urdu films she has acted in -Pirit Na Jaane Reet, Kajal, Chokhai, Chanda and Talash. Bengali films include Alibaba Challish Chor, Rajdhani Bukke, Losing Myself in Search, Bloody Bengal, Silver Beach, Crossing the Boundary, Titus is the Name of a River, Surya Sangram, Padma Nadi Majhi, Emil’s Detective Bahini, Shubada, Shravan Megher Din, Dheere Bahe Meghna, Chandranath, Devdas etc.

Golam Mustafa started acting in dramas at the birth of Dhaka Television. Initially, he acted as hero in several dramas from 1965 to 1969. He is married to his fellow actress Hosne Ara. His daughter Subarna Mustafa is a popular actress.

Golam Mustafa won the National Film Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1980 for his performance in Emil’s Detective Force and in 1986 for Best Actor for Shubhoda. He was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2001 in recognition of his unique contribution to the acting industry. He has received numerous honors from various organizations including the Bacchus Film Award.