Dr Muhammad Shahidullah’s 135th birth anniversary will be observed today.
Shahidullah, born on July 10, 1885, is recognised as a pioneering Bengali Muslim scholar. His work is linked to the rise of linguistic nationalism. He is one of those rare scholars eager to develop an understanding of the masses and took cognisance of cultural achievements of rural people.
He played an important role in the development of the Bangla language in his lifetime.
Shahidullah died on July 13, 1969.
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