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20 May, 2019 09:04:53 AM
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Commemorative event on poet Hayat Saif today

DL desk
Commemorative event on poet Hayat Saif today

Remembering the noted poet of sixties and translator, Hayat Saif, who died on May 13, Bangla Academy is organising a commemorative programme today at 11am at Shamshur Rahman Seminar Hall of Bangla Academy in Shahbag of the capital.

Presided over by Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam, eminent poet, writers and cultural personalities will take part in the event.

Saiful Islam Khan, a public servant by profession, used to write under the pen-name of Hayat Saif. His first poetry was published in the then Samakal in 1962. Poet Hayat Saif wrote 15 books, including eight collections of poems and two of essays. A number of poems and articles and some books written by the poet had also been translated into English and Spanish languages. His collection of literary essays titled ‘Ukti o Upalabdhi’ was published in 1992. He completed English literature at the University of Dhaka and served as a member and acting chairman of the National Board of Revenue.

Hayat Saif was awarded Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award of the country, in 2018.

Where: Bangla Academy, Dhaka University Campus

When: 11am, today

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