Freedom fighter, poet Rafiq Azad dies

শনিবার, ১২ মার্চ ২০১৬

12 March 2016 Renowned poet Rafiq Azad, also a freedom fighter, passed away in a hospital in Dhaka this afternoon. He was 73.

Brigadier General (retired) Mazid, director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital, said poet Rafiq, who had been under life support, breathed his last at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) around 2:00pm.

He was admitted to the hospital on January 15 following a stroke.

Rafiq Azad, one of the most popular poets of Bengali literature, was honoured with Ekushey Padak in 2013 and Bangla Academy Award in 1984 for his works.

Talking to reporters at the hospital today, cultural organisers expressed grief at the demise of such a great personality.


সর্বশেষ আপডেট বুধবার, ৩০ নভেম্বর -১ ০৬:০০
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