Poet Dawood Al-Hafiz dies

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 01:20, Jun 30,2020


Dawood Al-Hafiz

Poet Dawood Al-Hafiz died at Kusthia General Hospital on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 55.

‘He felt sick at his house at Shailakupa in Jhenaidah. He was taken to Shailakupa upazila health complex where the doctors referred him to Kusthia. He died at about 6:00pm in Kusthia General Hospital’, Shailakupa’s local poet Ranak Muhammad Rafiq told New Age.

He was buried at his family graveyard at Kabirpur of Shailakupa upazila after a Namaz-e-janaza. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Known for his poems in the 90s, Dawood Al-Hafiz was born on April 14, 1965 at Kabirpur of Shailakupa. He completed his secondary education from Shailakupa Pilot High School in 1981 and stood second in Jashore board. He completed his higher secondary education from Dhaka College in 1983. He completed bachelor degree from English department at the University of Dhaka. He completed his Master’s after a gap from Islamic University.

He wrote a book titled TS Eliot in 1993. Following which, he published collection of poems Anabas. He also penned in the country’s leading newspapers. He served as an assistant editor of little magazine Ekabingsha.

He also established English Medium school Navada International School at Shailakupa.

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