Noted poet Helal Hafiz was admitted to Labaid Specialized Hospital in the capital early Wednesday, the hospital source said.
The poet was admitted to the hospital at around 1:00am under supervision of National Press Club president Saiful Alam and LabAid Group managing director Dr A M Shamim.Helal Hafiz has been suffering from multiple complications including eyes and kidney for a long time.
He was suffering from fever recently. Later, he was admitted to the hospital as his condition deteriorated.
His first collection of poems ‘Je Jwale Agun Jwale’ published in 1986 earned him huge acclaim.
Twelve editions of it have been published so far.
His second collection, ‘Kobita 71’, was, therefore, published 26 years later in 2012.
Born in Netrokona, Helal Hafiz studied at the Dhaka University.He also worked as a journalist.