Today is the fourth death anniversary of poet Abul Hussain, a pioneer of modernism in Bengali poetry.
On the occasion, a milad mahfil will be held at his Dhanmondi residence in Dhaka, says a press release. He breathed his last on June 29, 2014 at the age of 92.
Abul Hussain was born in Khulna in 1922. He wrote 25 books.
He studied economics at the Calcutta Presidency College and Calcutta University. For more than three decades thereafter he worked in national and international organisations as a civil servant.
His first book of poems was “Naba-Basanta”. Other books include “Birash Sanglap” (1969), “Duswapna Theke Duswapne” (1985), “Haoa Tomar Kee Dussahos” (1982), “Ekhono Somoy Ache” (1997), “Aar Kisher Opekkha” (2000) and “Kaler Khatae” (2008).
Abul Hussain got various awards including Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, Padabali Award and Nasiruddin Gold Medal. The poet left behind two sons and two daughters -- Selim RF Hussain, managing director and CEO of Brac Bank Ltd; Sohail RK Hussain, managing director and CEO of City Bank Ltd; Farah Imrana Hussain and Naz Akther Samina Hussain.