Paying rich tribute to noted litterateur Rabeya Khatun, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday said the sad demise of Rabeya Khatun is an irreparable loss to the field of Bangla literature.
“Rabeya Khatun was one of the writers of the country who enriched the Bangla litterateur. She wrote about 50 novels and more than 400 short stories,” he told reporters after placing floral wreaths on the coffin of Rabeya at Bangla Academy in the capital.The information minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of Rabeya Khatun and said there is a few notable women writers like her (Rabeya) in Bangla literature. “It was not so easy to practice literature for a woman when she began the practices . . . She enriched the Bangla literature,” said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.
He said Rabeya Khatun not only enriched the Bangla literature herself, but also raised her full family with cultural-minded. Faridur Reza Sagar, a son of Rabeya Khatun, is nurturing the culture and heritage of Bangladesh through Channel i along with running the private TV channel, he added.
Hasan said other offspring of Rabeya Khatun are also keeping role in enriching the culture of the country.