Ekushey Padak-winning poet Quazi Rosy dies at 73

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Dhaka, Feb 20: Ekushey Padak-winning poet Quazi Rosy’s died on Sunday at the age of 73.

Quazi Rosy was admitted to Square Hospitals in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on January 30. She was shifted to the ICU and put on life support on January 31.

Sumi Sikandar, daughter of Quazi Rosy confirmed the death of her mother to media. She said her mother passes away early hours on Sunday at a city hospital.

Body of Quazi Rosy is taken to her Segunbagicha residence and she will be buried at Mirpur graveyard, daughter said.

As she was suffering from kidney complications, she was taken to Square Hospitals on January 30. After she was admitted to the hospital, she gave her swab samples for the Covid test and the test result came back positive.

She was put on life support on January 31.

Quazi Rosy started her literary career writing poems in the ‘60s and carved her niche with her works, namely, Pathghat Manusher Naam, Nashta Joyar, Amar Piraner Kono Map Nei, Larai and others. Besides, her work on martyred poet Meherun Nesa titled Shahid Kabi Meherun Nesa received a huge response from readers. She has also to her credit a work on the poet Rabindranath Tagore tiled Rabindranath: Rasikatar Kabita.

Quazi Rosy received Bangla Academy Literary Award for her contribution to poetry in 2018. Besides, she received Ekushey Padak in 2021.