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    Nazrul: the poet of hope

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 01:21pm on May 26, 2020

    Standing at the intersection of human sufferings and dignity, Kazi Nazrul Islam has created a sizable oeuvre for the Bengalis to fall back on. For...

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    Writer Debesh Roy dies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:13am on May 15, 2020

    Veteran Indian Bengali author Debesh Roy, who was conferred the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel ‘Teesta Parer Brittanta’, died at a private hospital in...

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    Hayat Saif’s death anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2020

    Today is the first death anniversary of Ekushey Padak winning poet Hayat Saif. Born in 1942 in Dhaka, Hayat Saif, aka Saiful Islam Khan, studied...

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    All set to celebrate Tagore’s birth anniversary

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2020

    Different organisations will celebrate the 159th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore today organising online cultural shows and TV channels will telecast special programmes...

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    Per Olov Enquist dies

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 10:23pm on April 26, 2020

    Per Olov Enquist, one of Sweden’s most acclaimed authors who wrote ‘The Visit of the Royal Physician,’ has died aged 85, his family told Swedish...

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    Luis Sepulveda dies of virus in Spain

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:26pm on April 17, 2020

    Best-selling Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda has died at a hospital in northern Spain some six weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, his publishing house said...

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    JMG Le Clezio quits French books prize

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:44pm on April 03, 2020

    The Nobel prize-winning writer JMG Le Clezio said Thursday that he will resign from the jury of one of France’s top literary prizes because it...

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    Literati mourn Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:24pm on March 24, 2020

    Ekushey Padak winning writer, educationist and art-critic Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir died of old age complications at his Gulshan residence in Dhaka on Monday. He was...

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    Shakhawat Tipu’s poems broadcast on Greek radio

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on March 21, 2020

    Greece-based online radio broadcast two Bangla poems penned by poet Shakhawat Tipu at a special programme marking World Poetry Day on Saturday. Recording of...

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    Coronavirus mars World Poetry Day celebrations

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:24pm on March 21, 2020

    World Poetry Day, which was scheduled to be observed across the country on Saturday through holding rallies, processions, reciting poems, was not observed to contain...