Aug 17, 2006

Shamsur rahman has passed away

The great poet Shamsur rahman has passed away today at 6.25pm(Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun). Dr. Iqbal, who was his physician for the last couple of weeks, announced this news at 7.00pm. According to the doctor the poet's blood pressure started falling from 3.00pm in the evening which ultimately was the reason for his death. He has been under life support machine for
the last couple of days.

Earlier his heart was having trouble functioning and other vital organs of his body like kidney, lever too were not working as well as they should. He had high blood sugar. He was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMUH). His blood pressure was constantly fluctuating and the level of oxygen fell alarmingly. Prime minister begum khaleda zia promised to give necessary supports for his treatment. But while poet's family wanted to take him abroad for better treatment the doctor's panel insisted to keep him here. But I think his condition was not well enough to fly him away. But his family wanted to take the risk. The poet wished to have his grave beside his grandmother's. So he'll be buried there.

He was born in Dhaka. Fourth of thirteen children, he studied at Pogos School from where he passed his matriculation in 1945.Later he took his I.A. From Dhaka College. Rahman started writing poetry after graduating from Dhaka College at the age of eighteen. Shamsur Rahman studied English literature at Dhaka University and received his B.A. in 1953.He also received his M.A. where he stood second in second division. He had a long career as a journalist and was the Editor of a national daily, Dainik Bangla and the weekly Bichitra.

I am finishing with one of my favorite poem by shamsur rahman, which is obviously shadhinota tumi.

Shadhinota tumi
Some parts of this post are from wikipedia and the poem is from nybangla

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  1. May Almighty Bless the Departed Soul of our Beloved poet.

    Samiha Esha.

  2. hmmm..the one true bangalee poet who had never tried to appear "aatelectual" with cryptic-words of wisdom, who has rarely been involved in any social scandals, who was by far the most synaptic in appearance, Samsur Rahman does deserve the honors :) So were you in the Namaj-E-Janaza? I've never seen so many people gather in such an occasion if they weren't

    1) Politically motivated
    2) Paid
    3) In fear

    but, they weren't under any of the above mentioned spells...

    Relatives of Mr Rahman argued that his death was partially augmented by the negligence of the doctors? What do you think? Personally, I think when death comes, you have to fall before its rage...not a thing in the world can console you or save you in response. Both my sister and dulabhai are doctors, but neither one of them can save Abbu...yet he died of instantaneous breathing and cardiac complexion...thats what haunts me sometimes.

    Also, Should I or Should I not?

  3. When he left us , I was in coxsbazar. I heard it in TV. But as I was in place of joy and vacation , I could not understand how much shocked normal ppl was abt this. But when next day I opened newspaper, I discovered the whole contry felt like the same way I feel.

    I dont know , when we r gonna get such a great poet next time... how many days/years/decades/centuries/millenium after...

  4. Atunu, lets see whether blogger be the end. :P
    And about the negiligence, I personally think that the poet was in such a condition where he can't be transferred. But there are some buts and what ifs.
    If the poet's family decided earlier about taking help from people and asked for help from media, things might've been different.
    If the government itself came forward and provided all the needed help i.e. financial there might be a little chance of better treatment.
    You know there's always some ifs and buts after the incidents occur. We can't but to learn to live with it.

    Jyotirmoy, really it's a great loss to the nation.