President mourns poet Manzur death

President Abdul Hamid has expressed deep shock at the death of essayist, poet and former director-general of Bangla Academy Manzur-I-Mawla.

The 80-year-old poet was admitted to a private hospital in the city on December 5 after testing Covid-19 positive. He died there on Sunday while undergoing treatment.

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela was launched during Manzur-I-Mawla’s three-year tenure at Bangla Academy.

President Abdul Hamid said, “The death of Manzur-I-Mawla is an irreparable loss for the literary arena of Bangladesh.” The president also extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of former Bangla Academy director-general.



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