Bangla Academy, Swadhinata and Ekushey Padak winning veteran poet Nirmalendu Goon was hospitalised last night with pneumonia and respiratory complications.
The 74-year-old poet is currently receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of LabAid Hospital under the supervision of physician Baren Chakrabarty.
Mrittika Goon, the poet's daughter, said her father was hospitalised last night as he felt unwell.
"He was suffering from respiratory and pneumonia related complications. The exact problem would be known after getting the results of tests," she added.
Nirmalendu Goon is one of the most prolific and versatile poets of Bangladesh. His poem "Swadhinata Ei Shobdoti Kivabe Elo (How did the word independence come about)" brought him huge fame. Apart from poems, his prose has also been widely appreciated.