Renowned writer Mir Mosharraf Hossain’s 172nd anniversary of birth was celebrated at Mir Mosharraf Hossain Smritikendra under Baliakandi upazila in Rajbari on Wednesday, says a press release.
The programme featured discussion and cultural show along with inauguration of a two–day book fair featuring books of Mir Mosharraf Hossain.
Bangla Academy secretary Anwar Hossain gave the welcome speech at the inaugural ceremony.
Baliakandi upazila Nirbahi officer Ishrat Jahan, Baliakandi Upazila chairman Abul Kalam Azad and Rajbari district deputy commissioner Dilshad Begum were present as special guests at the event.
Bangla Academy director general Habibullah Siraji presided over the programme.
Born on November 13, 1847, Mir Mosharraf Hossain wrote 35 books including novels, plays, poems, an autobiography and discourse.
The writer is famous for his popular novel Bishad Sindhu, an epic featuring the battle of Karbala which was published in three sequels in 1885.
His other significant works are Jamindar Darpan and Bashanta Kumari.
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