A Death in Shakhari Bazar April 30, 2009Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Chance Encounters, Dhaka, Old Dhaka.
Durga Puja, Shakari Bazar
A few months ago I was video taping some interviews in Shakhari Bazar, the Hindu neighborhood of Old Dhaka with one of the students from IUB. We talked with two men that made and sold Indian musical instruments. Their shop had been in the same location for over one hundred years and has remained in the family for several generations.
Two weeks ago as I was walking in Old Dhaka one of the men I had interviewed recognized me and asked if I could make him a copy of the video tape. It so happened that the other man I filmed had a heart attack and passed away shorty after the interview.