Writer Hasan Azizul Haque laid to rest at RU

  |  Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 |  1:36 pm

Writer and novelist Hasan Azizul Haque was buried on central library premises of Rajshahi University (RU) on Tuesday afternoon following Zuhr prayers.

RU vice-chancellor, teachers, students, politicians and district administration officials among others took part his namaz-e-janaza.

Ekushey Padak-winning author’s body was taken to Central Shaheed Minar of the RU at 12noon for people from all walks of life to pay their last respects.

District commissioner Abdul Jalil placed floral wreaths on Hasan Azizul’s body on behalf of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Teachers and students of different departments as well as representatives of several social and political organisations of Rajshahi University also placed floral wreaths on the body.

The 83-year-old writer breathed his last at his residence in Rajshahi city on Monday night.

Born in Jabgraam in the Burdwan district of West Bengal in 1939, Hasan Azizul Huq completed his post-graduation from Rajshahi University in 1960. He served as a faculty in the Department of Philosophy of the same University from 1973 till 2004.

Haque received many prestigious awards in his literary career including the Bangla Academy Literary Award (1970), Ekushey Padak (1999), Ananda Puroshkar (2008), Independence Award (2019), Lekhok Shibir Puroshkar and more, for his contribution to Bengali literature.