Prof Rafiqul Islam new Bangla Academy chairman

Sun Online Desk

18th May, 2021 04:30:25 PM printer

Prof Rafiqul Islam new Bangla Academy chairman

National professor Rafiqul Islam has been appointed as the chairman of Bangla Academy.

The Public Administration Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday.

The appointment will be effective from the date of joining, the notification said.

He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1984, Ekushey Padak in 2001 and Independence Day Award in 2012.

Earlier, on April 14, Bangla Academy chairman Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan died of Covid-19 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital while undergoing treatment.

 


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