Kazi Anowar was upset during the devastating flood of 1988. He painted so many pictures of flood and arranged a solo exhibition of the paintings. He got money by selling his paintings at that time and helped flood affected people by giving relief. His paintings were displayed in more than 22 solo and joint exhibitions in home and abroad from the year 1965 upto his death. This information was provided by his wife (at present deceased) Sufia Anowar and his son Mr. Kazi Ashikur Rahman. Many paintings of the artist have kept in. National Art Museum, National Art Gallery, Circuit House of 60 Districts and other Art Gallery of our country. Besides, many interested and distinguished persons have kept numerous paintings of the Artist in their personal collection place. This list included– late Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, King of Nepal, late Yeasir Arafat, President of Philistin, late Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, the former president of USA Bill Clinton & First Lady Hilary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth and others. Besides, many other Heads of States, politicians and artists have collected his paintings and kept in their art galleries.
Late Foreign Minister Abdus Samad Azad took paintings of Kazi Anowar Hossain with him through Foreign Ministry for presenting the Head of the States of different countries whenever he visited there. This famous & talented Artist/Painter passed away on 8 February, 2007 in his own house at Madaripur. At the time of his death, a painting brush was in his hand and he was engaged in painting. He had a desire to help the poor and distressed people with the sale proceeds of his paintings. His hundreds of painting are still kept unsold at his residence.
This reputed Artist was awarded Ekushe Medal in the year 2016 for his lifetime great contribution. This award was formally handed over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in “Osmani Smrity Auditorium” on 20th February, 2016. Late artist’s wife Sufia Anowar received this award.
By this time a road has been named after him at Madaripur Town. “Kazi Anowar Samaj Kallyan Sangstha” has been established after his name there. Kazi Ashikur Hossain Apu is the General Secretary of this organisation. He is son of the renowned artist Kazi Anowar Hossain. He is conducting all sorts of social activities of this organisation. Many young organizers are engaged in giving service to the distressed people. A website has been opened in the name of the artist (www.kazianowar. com) and life of the Artist has been elaborately narrated in WIKIPEDIA.