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Tribute to the writer Bulbul Chowdhury

By on August 30, 2021 0

Bulbul Chowdhury. Photo: Collected


Bulbul Chowdhury. Photo: Collected

People from all walks of life paid their final tributes to Ekushey Padak’s award-winning writer Bulbul Chowdhury on the premises of Bangla Academy yesterday.

They placed wreaths of flowers on the casket and stood in silence to pray for his dead soul, while some said their farewells in tears.

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The 73-year-old writer breathed his last around 6 p.m. Saturday at his residence in Bangla Bazar in the capital. He was suffering from cancer, his son R Rafi told the Daily Star.

His body was taken to the premises of the Bangla Academy around 11 a.m. yesterday for a final tribute after his first namaz-e-janaza took place at a local mosque in Bangla Bazar.

After his second namaz-e-janaza at the academy

local, he was buried in the cemetery of the intellectual martyrs of Mirpur.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed his deep shock and sadness over the writer’s death.

In a condolence message yesterday, the Prime Minister prayed for his eternal peace and expressed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Bulbul Chowdhury was born on August 16, 1948 in Dakshinbag in Gazipur.

Besides the Ekushey Padak for his contribution to Bengali literature, he also received the Bangla Academy Literary Prize, Humayun Qadir Smriti Purashkar and Jasimuddin Smriti Purashkar, to name a few.

Tuka Kahini, Machher Raat, Aparup Bil Jhil Nodi, Tiyaser Lekhon, Jibaner Ankibunki, Atoler Kathakatha, Prachin Gitikar Golpo are some of his popular works of fiction.

Bulbul Chowdhury is survived by his wife and three sons.

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