18 Jun 2024, 20:33

PM mourns death of poet Asim Saha

DHAKA, June 18, 2024 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Ekushey Award-winning Poet Asim Saha.

In a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina said that Asim Saha's death is an irreparable loss to Bangla language and literature.

The Premier prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

In 2019, Asim Saha was awarded the country's second highest civilian honor "Ekushey Padak (award)" for his contribution to Bangla language and literature. Alongside this, he also received the Bangla Academy Award in 2012 for his overall contribution to literature.
Asim Saha passed away this afternoon while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital here.