Shamsul Haque’s first janaza held


he first namaz-e-janaza of celebrated poet, dramatist and novelist Syed Shamsul Haque was held around 10.10am on Wednesday on the office premises of Channel I at Tejgaon in the city.
The body was taken at Bangla Academy premises. The body of Syed Shamsul Haque will be taken to Central Shaheed Minar so that people from all walks of life can pay their last respects.
A janaza will be held after zuhr prayer at the Dhaka University central mosque.
The writer will be buried at his ancestral home at Kurhigram town’s Thanaparha later on Wednesday.
The eminent litterateur breathed his last on Tuesday afternoon while undergoing treatment at United Hospital in the city.
He was 80 years and 9 months old and had been suffering from critical lungs disease.


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