Poet Samudra's body back, burial today
Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Staff Correspondent
The body of poet Samudra Gupta was brought home from India on Monday and kept at the BIRDEM mortuary.
The poet is to be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard after namaz-e-janaza Tuesday.
Samudra (Abdul Mannan) died in hospital in Bangalore Saturday at the age of 62. The poet, ill with gallbladder problems, was taken to India on July 3 for better medical treatment.
National Poetry Council former general secretary and Dhaka University Professor Muhammad Samad told bdnews24.com that the body of Samudra reached the airport around 11 am.
The body of the poet was kept at his Kalabagan home for some time and later taken to the BIRDEM mortuary.
Muhammad Samad said the body would be brought to Aziz Super Market at 10.30am Tuesday and would later be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar for people to pay respects.
Another namaz-e-janaza will be held for Samudra at Dhaka University Central Mosque.
Swapna Samudra, his younger daughter, told bdnews24.com: "A minor surgery had been carried out at Square Hospital to remove a blockage from his gallbladder."
He had been taken to Narayana Hrudayalya Hospital in India as his condition did not improve.
Samudra was born in Hasil village under Raiganj in Sirajganj on June 23, 1946. He wrote poetry, stories, critiques, essays and columns starting in mid-1960s.
His books include Rodh Jhalshano Mukh, Swapnamangol Kabya, Ekhono Utthan Achhe and Chokhe Choch Rekhe.

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