Eminent litterateur Syed Shamsul Haq passed away at United Hospitals in Dhaka this evening. He was 81.
“He breathed his last at 5:26pm,” Sazzadur Rahman Shuvo, marketing officer at United Hospital, told The Daily Star.
He was undergoing treatment at Oncology department under supervision of Dr. Ashim Kumar since his admission in the hospital on September 1, he added.
Earlier on April 15, Haq was flown to UK for treatment at Royal Marsden Hospital as he had been suffering from critical lungs disease.
Haq is an accomplished short-story writer, novelist, playwright and a very popular poet. He was born in 1935 in Kurigram.