Ekushey Padak winner sculptor Shamim Sikder is no more

At around 70 years old, well-known Bangladeshi sculptor Shamim Sikder passed away today in a local hospital. The artist, who was born on October 22, 1952, received the Ekushey Padak from the Bangladeshi government in 2000.

According to family members, she passed away around 4.30 pm while receiving care at United Hospital.

Shamim Sikder had a lengthy history of health problems, including kidney and heart disease.

Shamim created a monument in Dhaka Central Jail in 1974 as a tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the nation’s founding father.

Her other noteworthy works include Swadhinata Sangram and Shoparjito Shadhinota (1990). (1999).

At the age of 15, Shamim registered at the Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts. She relocated to London’s Sir John Cass School of Art in 1976.

From 1980 to 2001, she worked as a professor at the University of Dhaka’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

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