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Novelist Dilara Hashem passes away

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 20th March, 2022 01:20:35 PM
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Famous Bangladeshi novelist and journalist Dilara Hashem passed away on Saturday (March 19) afternoon in Maryland, USA. She was 86.

Dilara Hashem was born on August 21, 1936 in Jashore. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degree in English from Dhaka University in 1956.

Her first novel, ‘Ghar Mon Janala’, was published in 1965 and was converted into a film in 1973. In 1982, she joined the Bangla section of the Voice of America.

As a novelist, Dilara Hashem has left her mark on her rare and exceptional talent. Her famous novels are Ekoda and Ananta (1975), Stobdhotar Kane Kane (1977), Amlokir Mou (1978), Shankho Korat (1995) etc.

She was adorned with the Bangla Academy Award in 1986 in recognition of her special contribution to the arena of Bengali literature.