Poet Al Mahmud laid to rest

Staff Correspondent

18 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Prominent poet Al Mahmud, who passed away at a city hospital on Friday, was laid to eternal rest on Sunday afternoon.

He was buried at his family graveyard in Mourail of Brahmanbaria after Asr prayers after his third namaz-e-janaza held at Niaz Muhammad High School field, Abid Azam, personal aide of the poet told the Daily Sun.

After the Janaza, people form all walks of life paid their last tributes to the noted poet.

Earlier, poet Al Mahmud’s body was brought back at his village home in Brahmanbaria by an ambulance on Saturday night.

His body was taken to Bangla Academy premises on Saturday morning and kept it at Nazrul Mancha for a while enabling people from all strata of life to pay their tributes to him.

Later, his two namaz-e-janazas were held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque and National Press Club in the capital.

It may be mentioned that Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud, popularly known as Al Mahmud died at the age of 82 at Ibn Sina Hospital in the capital’s Dhanmondi on February 15.

He was suffering from pneumonia and various old-age complications. AL Mahmud started his career as a journalist. He obtained widespread recognition after publishing ‘Lok Lokantor’ in 1963.

Al Mahmud was awarded with Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, and Kabi Jasimuddin Award in recognition of his contribution to Bangla literature.