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27 September, 2019 10:45:00 AM
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Recalling Syed Shamsul Haq on 3rd death anniversary

Different organisations to hold programmes today
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Recalling Syed Shamsul Haq on 3rd death anniversary

Today marks the third death anniversary of Syed Shamsul Haq, one of the most powerful, prolific and versatile poet and writer of Bangladesh. He was a major literary voice of his time. He wrote poetry, plays, novels and essays. Since 1954, Syed Haq has published 39 volumes of poetry, 26 plays, including 11 verse-plays, 6 major novels, 49 novellas, 8 collections of short stories, 7 volumes of essay and an autobiography. Bangla literature has not seen a polymath of his equal in ages. His work is studied at schools, colleges and universities.


On the occasion of Syed Haq’s death anniversary, different socio-cultural organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes.

Marking the occasion, Bengal Publications will publish Syed Shamsul Haq’s unpublished poetry ‘Nun Purnima’ and translation work ‘African O Anyanyo Kabita’ today on the premises of Bengal Boi in Dhanmondi of the capital. Presided over by Bangla Academy director general Dr Habibullah Seraji, poets Tokon Thakur and Piyash Majid will attend the publishing ceremony as discussants.

In memory of Syed Haq, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) will stage world famous play ‘Hamlet’, translated and adapted by Syed Shamsul Haq, today at 7pm at the National Theatre Hall of BSA in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Originally written by William Shakespeare, the play ‘Hamlet’ has been directed by eminent thespian Ataur Rahman.

On the other hand, district academy of Kurigram has arranged a commemorative programme to observe the day. The programme features placing floral wreath on Syed Haq’s graveyard, rally, doa mahfil, discussion and cultural programme. Born on December 27 in 1935, Syed Shamsul Haq is one of the most profound litterateurs of Bangladesh. His poems are unpretentious and draw the readers easily. His literary works are included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level in the country.

The poet was honoured with Bangla Academy Award, Swadhinata Padak, Ekushey Padak, Adamjee Literary Award, Padabali Kobita Award, Nasiruddin Gold Medal, National Poetry Award and many more.

He died of lung cancer at the age of 80 on September 27 in 2016.

HM

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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