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One of the finest Bengali poets

Poet Al Mahmud passes away

16 Feb, 2019 00:21:00

Prominent poet Al Mahmud passed away at a city hospital on Friday night. He was 82.

The poet breathed his last at 11:05pm at the city’s Ibn Sina Hospital, confirmed his family.

Abid Azam, a family friend and assistant of the poet, told that Al Mahmud was put on life support as he was suffering from pneumonia and old-age complications.

On 9 February, the poet was admitted to the hospital.

Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud, best known as Al Mahmud, is a Bangladeshi poet, novelist, and short-story writer.

Al Mahmud was honoured with Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, and Kabi Jasim Uddin Award in recognition of his contribution to bengali literature.