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Poet Farida Majid dies

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Poet Farida Majid dies

Poet Farida Majid, also a translator, died of cancer while undergoing treatment in a city hospital on Tuesday. She was 79.

Farida Majid was born on July 27, 1942 in Kolkata. She was the daughter of Jochna, the eldest daughter of the poet Golam Mostafa. She was introduced to poetry by her famous grandfather.

Albeit her numerous writings were published in newspapers and magazines, her only book of poetry ‘Gada Phuler Proyan o Jara Beche Thakbe’ made her known to the poetry lovers.

During her long stay in London and New York, she translated, edited and published the works of the Bangladesh’s great poets and writers.

Later she taught Bengali language and literature at Columbia University in New York from 1984 to 1989 and other colleges and universities from 1991 to 2006. She returned to the country in 2006.