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Poet Jasimuddin's 115th birth anniversary tomorrow

DHAKA, Dec 31, 2017 (BSS) - The 115th birth anniversary of poet Jasimuddin, commonly known as Palli Kobi, will be observed tomorrow through various programmes.

Marking the day, Faridpur district administration and Jasim Uddin Foundation will hold elaborate programmes at his native village Gobindapur on the bank of the river Kumar in the distict.

The programmes included placing wreaths at the poet's grave, and holding a discussion on his life and works and a doa mahfil.

Besides, many socio-cultural organisations have also taken different programmes commemorating the poet and his creations.

Jasimuddin was born at Ambarkhana village on January 1, 1903 in Faridpur district. He went to Welfare School and Faridpur Zila School.

Later, he obtained Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Kolkata University.

He died on March 13, 1976, in Dhaka, aged 73.