Homage paid to writer Bulbul Chowdhury
People of all walks of life paid their last tributes to Ekushey Padak winning writer Bulbul Chowdhury at Bangla Academy premises yesterday.
They placed floral wreaths at the coffin and stood in silence to pray for his departed soul, while some bade him a tearful farewell.
The 73-year-old writer breathed his last around 6pm on Saturday at his Bangla Bazar residence in the capital. He was suffering from cancer, his son R Rafi told The Daily Star.
His body was taken to Bangla Academy premises around 11am yesterday for final respects after his first namaz-e-janaza was held at a local mosque in Bangla Bazar.
After his second namaz-e-janaza at the academy
premises, he was buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of the writer.
In a condolence message yesterday, the premier prayed for his eternal peace and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Bulbul Chowdhury was born on August 16, 1948, at Dakshinbag in Gazipur.
Along with the Ekushey Padak for his contribution to Bangla literature, he also received the Bangla Academy Literary Award, Humayun Qadir Smriti Purashkar, and Jasimuddin Smriti Purashkar, to name a few.
Tuka Kahini, Machher Raat, Aparup Bil Jhil Nodi, Tiyaser Lekhon, Jibaner Ankibunki, Atoler Kathakatha, Prachin Gitikar Golpo are some of his popular fictional works.
Bulbul Chowdhury is survived by his wife and three sons.