A moody lone artist of street art

Dhaka,  Sat,  22 July 2017
Published : 12 Jul 2017, 21:35:29
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A moody lone artist of street art

A moody lone artist of street art
Our Correspondent


RAJSHAHI, July 12: He was sitting alone in a pensive mood on the solitary road connected to the morgue of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Mindfully he was drawing excellent street-art and was writing valuable quotes and advices using calligraphic scripts, both in Bangla and in English, using chalk, charcoal and small brick-pieces.

He only informed, his name was Kader and was reluctant to talk with anyone. In the 'street-art' he mentioned he hailed from Barisal.

The quotes he wrote masterfully on the street included, 'Emon jibon Tumi Korio Gathan-Morile Hashibe Tumi, Kadibe Bhuban', (Build such a life so that in death you laugh and the world weeps), 'Man is a passenger for a few moment', 'A well educated child worth more than the vast wealth,' and 'The laughter which is earned through pain is prized one'.

When asked why Kader always keeps himself silent, he indicated to his art where it was written his state of mind does not suit to talk sometimes. It was further written in the art that Kader had completed his intermediate (Higher Secondary) education in 1990 and his home was beside a large river in Barisal.

When asked, why did he come to Rajshahi from Barisal, Kader indicated to the art where it was written his vagabond mind does not suit to stand still in any spot and wherever he goes, people termed him mad. He sought mercy of passerby by writing both in English and in Bangla, 'Help me. I am very hungry, if during walking anyone gives me an alms, I would eat rice and bread in a restaurant.'

In his 50, Kader's head was full of long, dirty hair. He was wearing a lungee and a vest and his head was covered with a scarf. He was carrying some empty plastic bottles and usable in a polythene bag.

Two students of Rajshahi Nursing College who were walking through the read were charmed by watching the art. They took snap of the street art in their camera and donated some money to Kader. By taking the money Kader went away toward a restaurant. While retreating, Kader wrote carefully in a corner of the art in English, 'Do not wipe'. But, soon, the rain started to pour in and Kader's carefully drawn art-work vanished with the flow of water.

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