92nd birth anniversary of poet Shamsur Rahman today
Published: 10:02 AM, 23 October 2020
Today is the 92nd birth anniversary of Shamsur Rahman, one of the best poets of modern Bengali literature. The day will be observed in a befitting manner across the country.
Regarded as a symbol of aesthetics for his lifestyle, gestures, and works Shamsur Rahman was born in the old part of Dhaka on October 23 in 1929, and died on August 17, 2006.
On the occasion of the birthday of the renowned poet, different socio-cultural organizations have drawn up elaborate programs.
Bangladesh National Museum has organized a seminar on the occasion of the poet’s birthday. The seminar will be held at 3:15 pm at the Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the National Museum.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid will be present there as the chief guest.
Shamsur Rahman’s poems largely feature the struggle of the country’s people for independence and the Liberation War.
‘Barnomala Amar Dukhini Barnomala’, ‘Asader Shirt’, ‘Tomake Pawar Jonno Hey Swadhinata’ and ‘Udbhat Uter Pithe Cholechhe Swadesh’ are some of his works depicting various aspects of national transitions at different times.
The number of books by poet Shamsur Rahman which were published in his lifetime is 112, including four novels, 67 of poems, one short story, two of child literature, and six translations.
He made his professional debut as a journalist of the Daily Morning Sun in 1957 and later he worked for Dainik Bangla, where he also served as its chief editor. He also was the editor of the Bangladesh Times and Weekly Bichitra.
In addition, the poet edited several literary journals.
For contributing to literature, he received numerous awards including Bangla Academy Literary Award, Adamjee Literary Award, Ekushey Padak, and The Ananda Puraskar from Calcutta.