Veteran columnist Syed Abul Maksud passes away23 February 2021
Online Desk :
Veteran Columnist, article writer, author and researcher Syed Abul Maksud has died at Square Hospital in the capital around 7:15pm on Tuesday his son Syed Nafis Maksud said. He was 75.
Nafis said his father was taken to the hospital in the afternoon after he had complained of sudden breathing problems. Shariful Islam Hasan, programme head of migration at BRAC who is close to Maksud’s family, said the body was kept at the hospital’s mortuary as the family were yet to decide about the burial. For his outstanding contribution to Bengali literature, Syed Abul Maksud was awarded the Bangla Academy Award in 1995. Maksud was known for his columns and research-based articles on society, culture and contemporary political issues.