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Google Doodle celebrates Shamsur Rahman’s birthday

MNA Tech Desk: Search engine giant Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage celebrating the life of Bangladeshi poet, columnist and journalist Shamsur Rahman on the occasion of his 89th birth anniversary, reported news agency.

Shamsur Rahman (23 October 1929 – 17 August 2006) who emerged in the latter half of the 20th century wrote more than sixty books of poetry and is considered as one of the key figures in Bengali literature.

He is also remembered as the “unofficial poet laureate of Bangladesh.” Rahman published more than sixty books of poetry, ranging from love sonnets to patriotic verse to whimsical lines about his cat.

His well-known 1971 poem, “Shadhinota Tumi” (“Ode to Freedom”) was written in the throes of Bangladesh’s battle for independence from Pakistan.

His life and work earned him numerous accolades including the Bangla Academy Award, Ekushey Padak and the Shadhinota Award, the highest honor given by the government of his beloved homeland.

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