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Sufia Kamal’s 15th death anniversary today

Update : 20 Nov 2014, 05:35 AM

Today is the 15th death anniversary of Poet Begum Sufia Kamal, a pioneer in the movement for women emancipation.

Different socio-cultural organisations have drawn up programmes to mark the day.

Born on June 20, 1911 in an aristocratic family, known as the Nawab family of Shayestabad of Barisal Sufia Kamal dedicated her whole life to the promotion of women liberty.

This iconic figure dedicated her life to empowering women. She was at the forefront of all political, social and cultural movements.

She took part in all political movements that defined the future of the country since 1947. Her role in the struggle leading to the 1971 Liberation War, anti-autocratic movement in 1990 and the anti-collaborators movement in 1992 are memorable.

Sufia was instrumental in establishing the Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Chhayanaut and Kachi Kanchar Mela.

She received the Independence Day Award, Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, Deshbandhu CR Das Gold Medal, and many other national and international accolades.

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