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Poet Shamsur Rahman’s 91st birth anniversary today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:49 AM, 23 October 2019   Updated: 02:09 PM, 23 October 2019

Poet Shamsur Rahman

Poet Shamsur Rahman

The 91st birth anniversary of renowned Poet Shamsur Rahman is being observed on Wednesday 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. 

His poems largely feature the struggle of the country’s people for independence and Liberation War.

‘Barnomala Amar Dukhini Barnomala’, ‘Asader Shirt’, ‘Tomake Pawar Jonno Hey Swadhinata’ and ‘Udbhat Uter Pithe Cholechhe Swadesh’ are some 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 of 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 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.  

On the occasion, different socio-cultural organizations including Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy have drawn up elaborate programmes. 

Bangla Academy, Jatiya Kabita Parishad, Shamsur Rahman Smrity Parishad are jointly organising a commemorative event at 5:00 pm at Rabindra Chattar of Bangla Academy in the capital. The event will feature discussion, poetry recitation and cultural programme with Bangla Academy President and National professor Anisuzzaman in the chair.