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Eminent fiction writer Hasan Azizul Huq passes away

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 15th November, 2021 09:51:12 PM
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Eminent fiction writer Hasan Azizul Huq passes away
Hasan Azizul Huq

Eminent fiction writer Hasan Azizul Huq passed away ‍ in Rajshahi city around 9:15pm on Monday. He was 83.

Professor Malay Bhowmik of Department of Management of Rajshahi University confirmed that the writer breathed his last at his Rajshahi residence.

Hasan Azizul Huq, a former philosophy professor at Rajshahi University, was the most revered and celebrated living fiction writer both in Bangladesh and West Bengal.

In a literary career spanning over five decades, he has written several novels and short story collections. His fiction, among other things, mainly deals with the struggle of the most marginal social groups including refugees, farmers and women.

Hasan Azizul Huq was born on February 2, 1939 at Burdwan in India. He is also a short-story writer and novelist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1999 and Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1970.

Sources said he had been suffering from old-age complications for long. He was airlifted from Rajshahi to Dhaka for better treatment on August 21. He was admitted to National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD). Later, he was referred to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

On September 9, he was taken to his residence at Rajshahi.

Hasan Azizul Huq left behind wife, three daughters and a son and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death.

Body of Hasan Azizul Huq will be kept at RU Central Shaheed Minar for people to offer their final respect today. After the Zuhr prayers, he will be buried at RU central graveyard.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound sorrow at the death of Hasan Azizul Huq.

In a condolence message, the president said, "Hasan Azizul Huq's demise was an irreparable loss for the literary arena of the country. His contribution to literature and culture of the country will always be remembered."

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

"Hasan Azizul Huq will be remembered for his literary and creativity work," she said.