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Ekushey Padak winning rhyme writer Rafiqul Haque dies

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  • 10th October, 2021 01:29:56 PM
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Ekushey Padak winning rhyme writer Rafiqul Haque dies

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Rafiqul Haque Dadubhai passes away

Ekushey Padak winning rhyme writer and veteran journalist Rafiqul Haque passed away in the capital on Sunday morning.

Rafiqul, popularly known as "Dadu Bhai", breathed his last at his own residence in capital’s Mugdha area at 11 am.

He left behind his two sons and one daughter and many well-wishers to mourn his death. 

"Dadu Bhai", was reputed for his excellent rhymes, born on January 8 in 1937 in Rangpur. He was the founder of ‘Chander Hat’ an organisation of children and adolescent.

He was the winner of some renowned awards including Bangla Academy Award and Bangladesh Shishu Academy Award.

He also served as a Feature Editor of Daily Jugantor. Earlier he had been the Executive Editor of the Dainik Rupali, Dainik Azad, Dainik Janata and Dainik lal Sabuj, also published from Dhaka.

Haque was the acting editor of the Kishore Bangla from 1976 to 1983, the only weekly newspaper for the children ever published in the Indian sub-continent.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of the rhyme writer and journalist Rafiqul Haque, popularly known as "Dadu Bhai".

In a condolence message, the Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.