Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Chhatra Shibir expresses deep condolences at the death of poet Al-Mahmud

Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir has expressed deep shock at the death of one of the most prominent poets of Bangla literature, Al-Mahmud.

In a joint condolence message, Shibir Central President Dr. Mobarak Hossain and Secretary General Sirajul Islam said that he passed away on Friday at 11:05 pm at Ibn Sina Hospital in Dhaka (Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioon). All Chhatra Shibir activists, along with the people of Bangladesh, are deeply shocked at his demise.

The leaders said that he was a bright star of Bangladesh. He has enriched modern Bangla poetry, especially with a new style, consciousness, and speech. He is one of the leading poets of modern Bengali literature. At the same time, he was also a novelist and essayist, wrote short stories and children stories, and was a journalist. His well-known creations include Lok Lokantar (1963), Kaler Kalash (1966), Sonali Kabin (1966), all of which are invaluable resources for Bengali literature.

The poet has been awarded various honors for his contribution in the field of literature - Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, Phillips Literature Award, Shishu Academy Award, Farrukh Memorial Award, Kishore Kantha Literature Award, and Jibonananda Das Memorial Award. His contribution to developing our own literature and Islamic literature is unmatched. We believe that new and emerging poets and writers will immensely benefit from his bequeathed literary treasury.

His genuine love and co-operative role for Islam and the Islamic movement will never be forgotten by the nation. His love and hope for Chhatra Shibir will remain an inspiration for us. Among the greatest treasures of the nation, the death of this poet is mourned by every Shibir activist. In the literary world of the land of Bengal, he will be the lighthouse of inspiration for eternity. The people of Bangladesh will remember him with reverence forever. The leaders prayed to Allah the Almighty for the departed soul and for patients of the bereaved family of the deceased.