Legendary Bengali poet-playwright Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s 145th death anniversary will be observed today.
Different cultural organisations will organise commemorative programmes on Madhusudan Dutt across the country.
Dhaka-based theatre troupe Prangonemor will stage its acclaimed play Darao…Janmo Jadi Tobo Bange at Nilima Ibrahim Hall of Bangladesh Mahila Samity to pay tribute to Madhusudan Dutt, who is known as father of Bangla sonnet.
The play, written by Apurba Kumar Kundu and directed by Ananta Hira, portrays the last hours and moments of Michael’s life at Alipore Charity Hospital in Kolkata. The play features three characters including Madhusudhan Dutta, his French wife Emilia Henrietta and Michael’s patron Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar.
In Madhusudan’s birth place Jessore, different organisations will pay tribute to the poet by organising commemorative programmes.
Michael Madhusudan Dutt, born on January 25, 1824, was a prolific poet-playwright who enriched Bangla literature with his plays, poems and other literary works.
Though Madhusudan initially wrote English poems, he eventually switched to Bangla and penned some classic poems and plays.
Among his notable works are Sharmishtha (1859), Ekei Ki Bole Shabhyata (1860), Buro Shaleker Ghare Roan (1860), Padmabati (1860), Tilattama Shambhab (1860), Meghnad Badh Kavya
(1861), Krishnakumari (1861), Mayakanan (1874), The Captive Lady (1849) and others.
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