Humayun Azad remembered

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:14, Jan 12,2018

 
 

Poet Chanchal Ashraf presents keynote paper on Humayun Azad at Bangladesh National Museum on Wednesday.— Ali Hossain Mintu

Ekushey Padak winning late eminent poet professor Humayun Azad advocated for progressive spirit and expressed his thoughts through his works, said speakers at a seminar held at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Wednesday.
The seminar, organised by the museum, featured a discussion on life and works of Humayun Azad.
Poet Chanchal Ashraf, happens to be a student of Azad, presented the keynote paper titled ‘Humayun Azad: Bangalir Pragatimansikatar Pratikriti’ at the event.
Azad’s daughter Mauli Azad, poet Maruful Islam, poet Tushar Das and publisher Osman Goni, among others, were present at the seminar as discussants.
Poet and architect Rabiul Hussain presided over the event.
‘Humayun Azad continuously attacked socio-political anomalies in the society through his works’, said Chanchal Ashraf.
‘Though he was mainly a poet, Azad also enriched diverse fields like linguistics, fiction, literary criticism and others through his works’, added Ashraf.
Poet Maruful Islam, a student and colleague of Azad, spoke on Azad’s contribution to the literary arena of the country.
‘Humayun Azad wrote around sixty books in his life time. He started with writing poems and later produced brilliant research works on linguistics, novels, essays and children’s books’, said Maruful Islam.
‘Azad was known for his outspoken personality. He fiercely criticised anomalies in the society through his works. Many criticised him but his reader’s admired him,’ said
Tushar Das.

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