Eminent novelist Rabeya Khatun dies...

Dhaka, Saturday   23 January 2021

Eminent novelist Rabeya Khatun dies

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:38 PM, 3 January 2021   Updated: 10:21 AM, 4 January 2021

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Eminent novelist Rabeya Khatun has died this evening (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilahi Raziun). She was 86.

She breathed her last at Capital's specialized hospital around 6pm on Sunday.

She has written over 50 novels and more than 400 short stories, according to Wikipedia. Her works include essays, novels, research, short stories, religious history, and travelogues. 

She was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1973, Ekushey Padak in 1993 and Independence Day Award in 2017, Humayun Qadir Memorial Award, Bangladesh Writers Association Award, Nasiruddin Gold Medal, Jasimuddin Award, Sher-e-Bangla Gold Medal for her special contribution to fiction.

Rabeya Khatun was born on December 27, 1935, to Maulavi Mohammad Mulluk Chand and Hamida Khatun in Bikrampur (now in Munshiganj).