A legal notice on Wednesday asked the government to preserve literary magazine Saogat editor Mohammad Nasiruddin’s Sharat Gupta Road house in the capital as a heritage site.
In the notice Nasiruddin’s grand daughter Flora Nasrin Khan said that the heritage house bears memories of not only Nasiruddin but also his daughter and the country’s first female journalist and editor of Begum Nurjahan Begum and her husband Rokanuzzaman Khan popularly known as dada bhai, the founder of Kochi-Kachar Mela.
Rokanuzzaman Khan was a juvenile litterateur and journalist of Dainik Ittefaq.
Nurjahan’s daughter Flora sent the notice to Archeology Department’s director general, the inspector general of police, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner, officer-in-charge of Gandaria police station, Rajuk chairman and the mayor of Dhaka South City.
Flora Nasrin Khan said that the daughter of her late younger sister and her husband were trying to demolish the 127-year old historic Nasiruddin Memorial Building and replace it with a multi-storied building.
Flora Nasrin Khan said in the legal notice that she had to serve it as the government did not respond to a petition she had sent to the government on July 6 to declare the house as a heritage site and preserve it.
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