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91st birthday of poet Shamsur Rahman Friday

  • Published at 06:37 pm October 22nd, 2020
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File photo of Poet Shamsur Rahman Collected

Rahman’s poems largely feature the struggles of the country’s people for independence and the Liberation War

The 91st birthday of renowned poet Shamsur Rahman will be observed on Friday in a befitting manner across the country.

Regarded as a symbol of aesthetics for his lifestyle, gestures, and works, Rahman was born in the old part of Dhaka on October 23 in 1929 and died on August 17 in 2006.

On the occasion, different socio-cultural organizations have drawn up elaborate programs.

Bangladesh National Museum has organized a seminar on the occasion of the poet’s birthday. The seminar will be held at 3:15pm on Friday at the Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the National Museum.

State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid will be present there as the chief guest.

Rahman’s poems largely feature the struggles of the country’s people for independence and the Liberation War.

‘Barnomala Amar Dukhini Barnomala’, ‘Asader Shirt’, ‘Tomake Pawar Jonno Hey Swadhinata’, and ‘Udbhat Uter Pithe Cholechhe Swadesh’ are some his works depicting various aspects of national transitions at different times.

The number of books by poet Shamsur Rahman that were published in his lifetime is 112, including four novels, 67 poetry books, one short story book, two children’s literature books, and six translations.

He made his professional debut as a journalist of the daily Morning Sun in 1957 and later worked for Dainikbangla, where he also served as its chief editor. He was also the editor of Bangladesh Times and Weekly Bichitra.

In addition, the poet edited several literary journals.

For his contribution to literature, he received numerous awards including Bangla Academy Literary Award, Adamjee Literary Award, Ekushey Padak, and Ananda Puraskar from Calcutta.

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