Renowned Bangla writer Syed Shamsul Haq passes away

Oct 1, 2016 12:08 IST

Syed Shamsul Haq, one of Bangladesh’s best known writers, passed away on 27 September 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh following a brief illness. He was 81.

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He was known for his mastery over novels, poetry, essays and plays. He was also vocal against religious fundamentalism.

About Syed Shamsul Haq
• He was born on 27 December 1935 in Kurigram in then Bengal Presidency of British India.
• His notable works include Boishakhey Rochito Ponktimala, Ekoda Ek Rajjey, Birotihin Utsab, Protidhwonigon and Opor Purush.
• He also wrote innumerable patriotic songs of immense beauty which inspired the 1971 Liberation War fighters.
• He was also awarded with various awards including- Bangla Academy Literary Award (1966), Ekushey Padak (1984) and Swadhinata Padak (2000), the highest civilian award of Bangladesh.

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Who: Syed Shamsul Haq

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When: 27 September 2016

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