Rabiul Husain’s 1st death anniversary today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 26,2020


Rabiul Husain

Today is the first anniversary of death of the late Ekushey Padak-winning acclaimed poet and architect Rabiul Husain.

Liberation War Museum will place floral wreath on Rabiul Husain’s grave at Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard in Mirpur, Dhaka at 11:00am marking the day.

‘Rabiul Husain was a trustee of the Liberation War Museum. We will place floral wreath on his grave in the morning. The museum published an article, titled Bhuleo Bhul Kore Bhola Jay Na Tare, on Rabiul Husain at Muktijuddha Jadhughar Barta on November 15. We will also publish a book on Rabiul Husain’s life and works in January next year,’ Rafiqul Islam, programme coordinator of the Liberation War Museum, told New Age.

Rabiul Husain was born on January 31, 1943 in Kushtia. He completed his graduation from then East Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology, now Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, in 1968.

He served as the president of The Institute of Architects, Bangladesh for four terms. He was also vice-chairman of Architects Regional Council of Asia, vice-president of Commonwealth Association of Architects and president of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation of Architects.

Rabiul Husain, who also designed Shaheed Minar at Jahangirnagar University campus, received Lifetime Achievement Award in Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture ceremony in 2014.

Rabiul enriched Bengali poetry during his student life and published various literary periodicals. He penned over 25 books comprising collections of poems, essays, novels and children’s books.

Rabiul Husain was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2018. He also received Bangla Academy Award, National Poetry Council Award and IAB Award.

He died on November 26 in 2019.

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