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Poet Kazi Roji in ICU with Covid-19

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 1st February, 2022 02:06:24 PM
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Poet and former MP Kazi Roji was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Labaid Hospital in the capital on Monday.

Quoting family members, Poet Tariq Sujat, said that the poet had been ill for several days and was receiving treatment from her home. On Monday, she was admitted to the ICU as her condition suddenly worsened after testing positive for Covid-19.

Kazi Roji was born on January 1, 1949 in Satkhira. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in Bengali Literature from Dhaka University (DU).

She was elected Member of Parliament for the reserved women's seat in the 10th National Parliament.

The poet won the Bangla Academy Award in 2016 and Ekushey Padak in 2021 for her special contribution in language and literature.