General Knowledge Part-11

Syed Shamsul Haq,
one of Bangladesh’s
best known writers
passed away 27
September 2016 in
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He was 81 and was suffering from lung
cancer.
Mr. Haq’s literary life and career spread
across genres and was known for equal
mastery over novels, poetry, essays and
plays. He was also vocal against
religious fundamentalism.
About Syed Shamsul Haq
He was Born on 27 December 1935
in Kurigram in then Bengal
Presidency of British India.
His notable works include
Boishakhey Rochito Ponktimala,
Ekoda Ek Rajjey, Birotihin Utsab,
Protidhwonigon and Opor Purush.
He also wrote innumerable patriotic
songs of immense beauty which
inspired the 1971 Liberation War
fighters.
Awards and Honours: Bangla
Academy Literary Award (1966),
Ekushey Padak (1984) and
Swadhinata Padak (2000), the highest
civilian award of Bangladesh for his
outstanding contributions to Bengali
literature.

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