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Hasan Azizul Huq taken to Rajshahi home after treatment

The eminent writer returned home in an ambulance of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) equipped with intensive care facilities, which left Dhaka around 11:30am on Thursday

Update : 09 Sep 2021, 09:20 PM

Prominent writer Hasan Azizul Huq, who was undergoing treatment in Dhaka due to several health complications, has been taken to his Rajshahi residence after improvement of his health conditions.

The eminent writer returned home in an ambulance of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) equipped with intensive care facilities, which left Dhaka around 11:30am on Thursday.

According to his son and associate professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology Department at Rajshahi University Imtiaz Hasan, Huq has not recovered completely, however, there are no serious complications at this moment and so doctors advised to take him home.

Earlier, Hasan Azizul Huq was brought to Dhaka via an air ambulance on August 21 after he fell sick with an imbalanced electrolyte and heart disease. In addition to these, he has age-related health issues, heart problems and diabetes.

He was first admitted to National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute. A 16-member medical board was formed for his treatment.

Later he was shifted to BSMMU where another medical board of five doctors was formed. The board consistently monitored his condition and provided treatment.

Born in Jabgraam in the Burdwan district of West Bengal in 1939, Hasan Azizul Huq completed his post-graduation from Rajshahi University in 1960. He served as a faculty in the Department of Philosophy of the same University from 1973 till 2004.

Considered as one of the most prominent writers and a legendary literateur in the country, Huq received many prestigious awards in his literary career including the Bangla Academy Literary Award (1970), Ekushey Padak (1999), Ananda Puroshkar (2008), Independence Award (2019), Lekhok Shibir Puroshkar and more, for his contribution in Bengali literature.

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