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Syed Shamsul Haq’s 6th death anniv today

Noted litterateur Syed Shamsul Haq’s 6th death anniversary will be observed today. To mark the day, different cultural organisations have chalked out various programmes, including discussion, cultural performances and online events.

Syed Shamsul Haq was a poet, lyricist and writer of the country.  He was born on December 27 in 1935 in Kurigram.

He has penned several collections of poems, including ‘Baishekhe Rachita Panktimala’, ‘Protidhonigon’, ‘Poraner Gohin Vitor’ and others.

Syed Shamsul Haq was also a very popular novelist. His notable novels are-- ‘Neel Dangshan’, ‘Stabdhatar Anubad’, ‘Brishti o Bidrohigon’, ‘Nishiddho Loban’, ‘Nirbasita’, ‘Khelaram Khele Ja’.

He also created a new trend in contemporary Bangla drama. He penned popular verse plays such as ‘Payer Awaj Paoa Jay’, ‘Nuruldiner Sara Jiban’, ‘Gononayok’, ‘Irsha’, ‘Narigon’, ‘Banglar Mati Banglar Jal’ and others.

He also wrote a good many songs, including ‘Jar Chaya Poreche Monero Aynate’ and ‘Haire Manush Rongin Fanush’. 

Syed Shamsul Haq was married to Anwara Syed Haq. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London. They have one daughter, Bidita Sadiq, and one son, Ditio Syed Haq.

For his contributions to Bangali literature Syed Shamsul Haq received many awards, including  Bangla Academy Award in 1966, Ekushey Padak in 1984 and Independence Day Award in 2000.

 He died of lung cancer on September 27 in 2016 at the age of 81.