Montenegrin seaside torn of Herceg Novi placed a memorial plaque to the famous BiH travel writer, painter and cartoonist Zulfikar Zuk Džumhur and restored a plaque to Bosnian King Tvrtko I Kotromanic, on Tuesday.
Head of the Herceg Novi Municipality Stevan Katic and BiH Ambassador to Montenegro, Branimir Jukic, unveiled the memorial plaque to Dzumhura near the city cafe “Herzegovina,” in which the famous travel writer liked to sit during his stay.
According to Katic, Dzumhur is one of the symbols of that town who never hid his fondness for the beauty of the Bay of Kotor region.
Džumhur was born in Konjic on September 24, 1920. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, and as a cartoonist, he was an associate of “Jez”, “Borba”, “Politika”, “Oslobodjenje”, “NIN”. and the Danas magazines. The public remembers him as the author and host of the Sarajevo television show “Hodoljublja,” as well as the author of the travelogue “Obituary to a Bazaar” and “Letters from Asia.” Dzumhur spent part of his life in Herceg Novi, and died in that city in the Bay of Kotor on November 27, 1989.
The two officials also unveiled a memorial plaque to Tvrtko I Kotromanic. The memorial plaque was erected in 1982, as a gift from the sculptor Adnan Hodzic on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the founding of Herceg Novi. Tvrtko laid the foundations of the city in 1382 and gave it the name St.Stefan.
Its present name of Herceg Novi remained after Herceg Stjepan Vuksic Kosaca, who had his court in the town, where he died in 1466. The plaque broke off and fell in mid-2018, and now, just over two years later, a restored one weighing about 300 kilograms was re-installed.