Mawla tested Covid-19 positive
The 80-year-old poet was admitted to a private hospital in the city on December 5 after testing Covid-19 positive. He died there on Sunday while undergoing treatment.
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Amar Ekushey Boi Mela was launched during Manzur-I-Mawla’s three-year tenure at Bangla Academy.
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Abdul Hamid said, “The death of Manzur-I-Mawla is an irreparable loss for the literary arena of Bangladesh.”
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The president also extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of former Bangla Academy director-general.