Google doodle celebrates poet Sufia Kamal’s 108th birth anniversary
11:44 AM, June 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:39 PM, June 20, 2019

Google doodle celebrates poet Sufia Kamal’s birth anniversary

Search engine giant Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage celebrating the life of Bangladeshi poet and political activist Sufia Kamal on her 108th birth anniversary.

It posted a doodle on its homepage showing Sufia Kamal's image.

Born on June 20, 1911, Sufia Kamal was instrumental in naming the first women's dormitory of Dhaka University as Rokeya Hall.

During the Liberation War, she helped women hurt during the war and campaigned for bringing Pakistani war criminals to justice.

For her works, she was awarded the Bangla Academy Award for Literature (1962), Lenin Centenary Jubilee Medal (1970) from the Soviet Union, Ekushey Padak (1976), Czechoslovakia Medal (1986), Jatiya Kabita Parishad Award (1995), Begum Rokeya Medal (1996), Deshbandhu CR Das Gold Medal (1996) and Independence Award (1997) for her works.

Poet Sufia Kamal died on November 20, 1999.

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