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Novelist Rizia Rahman passes away

  • Published at 02:25 pm August 16th, 2019
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Novelist Rizia Rahman UNB

State minister for cultural affairs expressed deep shock at her demise

Noted novelist Rizia Rahman has died at a hospital in Dhaka. She was 79-years-old.

Rizia died at Apollo Hospital on Friday morning, said an official release.

Born on December 28, 1939 in Bhabanipur, Kolkata, she authored many memorable books including 'Bong Theke Bangla (1978)', 'Rokter Okshor (1978)', 'Ghar-Bhanga-Ghar (1974)', 'Uttar Purush (1977)', 'Surja Sabuj Rakta (1980)', 'Ekal Cirokal (1984)', the autobiography 'Nodi Nirobodhi (2011)' and many more.

She received an array of prestigious awards including Ekushey Padak (2019),Bangla Academy Literary Award, Jessore Sahitya Parishad Puraskar, Bangladesh Lekhika Sangha Shwarna Padak and  Ananya Sahitya Puraskar.

President Abdul Hamid expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of the prominent writer.

In a condolence message, the president prayed for salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family members.

State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid expressed deep shock at the demise of the novelist.

In a message, he said, “The death of the renowned novelist is an irreparable loss in the cultural arena of the country and people will remember her for her great contributions in Bengali language and literature.”