UAP paid tribute to poet Shahid Qadri
On behalf of UAP, Mr. Abu Zubier, Secretary, BOT, Mr. O. A. Zakir, ADPR & Bachchu Shekh, APRO were also paid the last respects to Poet Shahid Qadri at Shaheed Minar.
The poet died at a New York hospital on Sunday at 74. He breathed a fresh air into poetry by introducing urbanism and a sense of modernity in his writing. He was given the Bangla Academy Award in 1973 and the Ekushey Padak, Bangladesh's highest civilian award, in 2011.
Qadri stopped writing after the publication of his third book and moved to London and from there to Germany. He moved to the US in the mid-80's. His body was taken to the Shaheed Minar premises at 11:10am on Wednesday (today) after it arrived from New York. Qadri will be buried at Mirpur's Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard.