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Bhasani aide Mohsin Shastrapani dies at 74

  • Published at 10:23 pm March 3rd, 2019
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He was engaged in leftist cultural activities till his death

Noted cultural personality, leftist political thinker and  writer, Mohsin Shashtrapani, died in Jessore early Sunday. 

He was 74.

He joined the communist movement in his youth and was a close associate of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani.

According to family sources, Mohsin went to Maheshpur of Jhenaidah from Dhaka to attend a function for stipends to school students.

As he fell sick he was rushed to King’s Hospital in Jessore and died there after one hour.  

Mohsin was suffering from various ailments for long, said poet Motin Boiragi.

He was engaged in leftist cultural activities till his death.

Born on December 19, 1945, in Jessore district, Mohsin also contributed to journalism and publishing books for more than five decades.

Mohsin worked for Dainik Azad, Dainik Janapad, and Saptahik Ganabangla. He also edited monthly magazine Unmesh, and was the editor and publisher of the weekly, Naya Dunya.

He authored a number of books including Janashruti, Biplabi Ho Chi Minh, Lal Tarar Kahini, Ajalia Parbat, and Uttar Desher Drishya.