Memorial programme for Abdul Mannan Syed today
Bangla Academy is arranging a memorial programme in honour of the recently deceased poet, essayist and literary critic Abdul Mannan Syed. The programme will be held at the Bangla Academy premises today at 4 pm, according to a press release. National Professor Kabir Chowdhury will preside over the programme, which will feature noted personalities discussing the life and works of Syed.
Abdul Mannan Syed passed away on September 5 at his residence on Green Road, Dhaka. He was 67. He died of heart ailments.
Syed started writing poems in 1960. His first book of poetry was published in 1967. Throughout a career spanning over five decades, he had written numerous poems and published over 60 books.