Poet Rafiq Azad laid to rest
14 March 2016, Nirapad News: Eminent poet Rafiq Azad has been buried at Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard in city’s Mirpur area on Monday afternoon (March 14).
Earlier, his first namaz-e-janaza was held on premises of Central Jame Masjid of Dhaka University after zuhr prayers.
Later, his second janaza was held in front of his Dhanmondi residence.
Earlier on March 12, the Ekushey Award winning poet and also a freedom fighter Rafiq Azad breathed his last under treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
Born on February 14 in 1941, in an aristocrat family in Ghatail thana of Tangail district, the poet attended in a parade to pay the language martyrs on February 22 in 1952 when he was a student of class three.
He also took part in the country’s war of independence in 1971.
The poet worked as editor of ‘Uttaradhikar’, a monthly literary magazine of Bangla Academy. He also worked as a teacher in Bangla department of Mawlana Muhammad Ali College in Tangail.
His books included ‘Asambhaber Paye’, ‘Simabaddha Jole Simita Sabuje’ and ‘Chunia Amar Arcadia’.
The poet received Bangla Academy award in 1981 and Ekushey Padak in 2013.