Habibullah Siraji shifted to ICU

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:21, Apr 27,2021

 
 

Habibullah Siraji

Poet and Bangla Academy director general Habibullah Siraji was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of Bangladesh Specialized Hospital on Tuesday.

Siraji, 72, is suffering from age-related complications, including heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure. He was admitted to the hospital on Monday.

Bangla Academy director Jalal Ahmed confirmed the matter to New Age.

‘Habibullah Siraji has been suffering from different age-related complications, including heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure. He earlier underwent heart surgery. He was admitted to Bangladesh Specialized Hospital with heart problem and shifted to the ICU after his condition deteriorated on Tuesday,’ Jalal Ahmed told New Age.

Habibullah Sirajee was born on December 31, 1948. He received Ekushey Padak in 2016. He has been serving as the director general of Bangla Academy since December 20, 2018.

As a writer and poet he has developed a sustained practice over the years. The books he penned include Kabiraj Building-er Chhad, Dao Briksha Dao Din, Momshilper Khoykhoti, Haoa Kole Jora Gari, Swapnahinatar Pakshe, Premer Kabita, Nirbachita Kabita, Kabitasamagra and others.

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