<i>Book on Munna published</i>
A commemorative book on legendary defender late Monem Munna -- King Back Monem Munna -- hit the stalls at the Ekushey Boi Mela on Wednesday.
Munna's son Azman Salid unveiled the cover of the book yesterday at the Nazrul Mancha at Bangla Academy.
Edited by journalist Imrul Kabir Sumon, the 320-page book at Tk 400 will take readers and football fans down memory lane with touchy and informative write-ups by Munna's football colleagues of home and abroad, other sports personalities, eminent politicians, organisers, journalists and fans.
The writers include Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina, Dhaka City Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka, Indian star footballer Baichung Bhutia, former Sri Lanka and Abahani booter Pakir Ali, late journalist Masud Ahmed Rumi and Indian newsman Rupak Saha.
A collection of hundreds of news items and features, the book also has pictures of the country's one of the greatest footballers, who died of kidney ailments at the age of 39 on February 12, 2005.
The book is being marketed by publication house Anyaprakash.