Renowned fiction writer Hasan Azizul Haque is no more. (Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajeun). He breathed his last at his home in Rajshahi around 9:30 pm on Monday.
Rajshahi-2 (Sadar) MP Fazle Hasan Badshah confirmed this information to Dhaka Times.
Last Wednesday, Imtiaz Hasan, son of Hasan Azizul Haque and an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Sciences at Rajshahi University, said his father was ill. According to the doctor’s advice, Hasan Azizul Haque was given saline and medicine. Besides, his ECG was done at home.
Hasan Azizul Haque was born on 2 February 1939 in Jabgram, Burdwan District, West Bengal, India. He joined Rajshahi University in 1983 as a Professor in the Department of Philosophy. He taught there until 2004.
In 1970 he received the Bangla Academy Literary Award. In 1999, the Bangladesh government awarded him the Ekushey Padak and in 2019, the Swadhinata Puraskar. In recognition of his universal literary work, he was awarded the title of ‘Sahitya Ratna’ by a private bank in 2016.
(Dhaka Times / 15 November / JB)
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