Thursday, April 25, 2019 | ePaper

Poet Al Mahmud at ICU

  • Print


UNB, Dhaka :
Prominent poet Al Mahmud was admitted to Ibn Sina Hospital in the city's Dhanmondi area on Saturday night.
Al Mahmud has been
 kept at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after being hospitalized under the supervision of Dr Abdul Hye due to illness, said Abid Azam, the poet's family friend and his assistant.
He has been suffering from multiple old-age complications since long, he said.
Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud, best known as Al Mahmud, is a Bangladeshi poet, novelist, and short-story writer.
He is considered one of the greatest Bengali poets to have emerged in the 20th century. His work in Bengali poetry is dominated by his frequent use of regional dialects.
In the 1950s he was among those Bengali poets who were outspoken in their writing on such subjects as the events of the Bengali Language Movement, nationalism, political and economic repression, and the struggle against the West Pakistani government.
He was born in Morail Village of Brahmanbaria District in Bangladesh. His childhood and secondary education days were spent in this village which is located adjacent to Brahmanbaria town.
Mahmud started his career as a journalist and obtained widespread recognition after Lok Lokantor was published in 1963.
Al Mahmud was honoured with Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, and Kabi Jasim Uddin Award in recognition of his contribution to Bengali literature.

More News For this Category

BD briefs top UN officials about Bhasan Char relocation plan

UNB, Dhaka :Bangladesh has said the relocation of Rohingya people to Bhasan Char Island will help address the congestion problem in Cox's Bazar Rohingya camps.State Minister for Foreign Affairs

Superbugs causing 80% of deaths at ICUs in BD

bdnews24.com :The 'deadly' antimicrobial resistant superbugs could be responsible for the 80 percent of the deaths in the intensive care units or ICU in Bangladeshi hospitals.Out of approximately 900

CPD comments are unexpected, says Hasan

BSS, Dhaka :Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud here on Wednesday said the remarks of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) over the first 100 days of the current government

3 persons killed in train incidents

Staff Reporter  :At least three persons, including a minor boy were killed in separate train incidents across the country on Tuesday night and Wednesday.In Gazipur, two persons died in

Brexit or no Brexit, UK with BD

UNB, Dhaka :The United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday reiterated that they want to have a good relationship with Bangladesh no matter what happens regarding Brexit."Our intention, no matter what

15 dead in huge blast in northwest Syria

AFP :A powerful explosion Wednesday killed 15 people including more than a dozen civilians in militant-held northwest Syria, a war monitor said, as rescuers searched for people trapped under

8 outlaws get life term for killing 3 cops in Pabna

UNB, Rajshahi :A speedy trial tribunal here on Wednesday sentenced eight outlaw party members to life term imprisonment in a case filed for killing three policemen in Bera upazila

Documents of vehicles being checked by law enforcers to avoid accidents and to bring back traffic discipline in city. This photo was taken from Joykali Mandir area on Wednesday.

Documents of vehicles being checked by law enforcers to avoid accidents and to bring back traffic discipline in city. This photo was taken from Joykali Mandir area on Wednesday.

.

UAE opens 3 govt service centers in BD

Staff Reporter :United Arab Emirates will open three government services in Bangladesh to ease migration and other functions to get visa of that country. Dubai based 'OnTime Government Services'

Separate Blue Economy Ministry demanded

Staff Reporter :A group of experts demanded a separate ministry for Blue Economy to collect and develop the vast marine resources from Bay of Bengal. They said it in