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17 August, 2019 09:42:14 AM

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Poet Shamsur Rahman’s 13th death anniv today

BSS, Dhaka
Poet Shamsur Rahman’s 13th death anniv today

The 13th death anniversary of one of the major poets in modern Bengali literature, Shamsur Rahman, will be observed today.

Shamsur Rahman died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on August 17, 2006 while undergoing treatment.

Different socio-cultural organisations including Shamsur Rahman Smriti Parishad have drawn up different programmes to mark the day, a press release said here yesterday. Jatiya Kabita Parishad, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote, Kabi Shamsur Rahman Smriti Parishad and poet’s family members will place wreaths at the poet’s grave at Banani today morning.

The death anniversary will also be observed at Shamsur Rahman’s ancestral village home in Raipura of Narsingdi through different programmes.

Shamsur Rahman was born on October 23 in 1929 and brought up at Mahuttuli in the capital.

He took part in various socio-cultural movements and played a vital role in critical moments of the nation. The poet earned a number of prestigious awards at home and abroad, including Bangla Academy Award in 1969, Ekushey Padak in 1977, Swadhinata Dibosh Award in 1991.

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