On Sunday, people from all walks of life pay their last respects to poet and former lawmaker laureate of Ekushey Padak, Quazi Rosy, at the premises of the Bangla Academy.
Quazi Rosy died while being treated in a hospital in the capital in the early hours of Sunday. She was 76 years old.
His body was kept at the Bangla Academy premises around 1:45 p.m., where a public mourning program was held, the DU correspondent reported.
Bangladesh Awami League, Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Kabita Parishad and others paid their respects to Quazi Rosy by placing a wreath on her coffin.
Minister of State for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, Bangla Academy President Selina Hossain, Bangla Academy Director General Mohammad Nurul Huda and others attended the program.
Moreover, scholars expressed deep shock at the death of Quazi Rosy.
KM Khalid said, “Although she suffered from various illnesses, she did not give up. His death left a huge void in the country’s literary and political sector.
Selina Hossain said: “I find it very hard to believe that she is no longer with us. She was such a woman who not only contributed to Bengali literature but also participated in various social movements. It is our responsibility to preserve his works for future generations.’
Anwara Syed Haq said, “We had a good relationship. She was a poet who devoted her life to spreading literature in the country. Apart from writing poems, she also wrote an outstanding book about martyr poet Meherun Nesa.
Mohammad Nurul Huda said: “His death is an irreparable loss for us. She has always raised her voice against the country’s anomalies.
Writer-translator Alam Khorshed said: “I was deeply saddened by the death of Quazi Rosy. A fearless daughter of the Bengali nationalist movement and the war of independence, Quazi Rosy used her emotionally unbridled and politically charged poems to fight injustice and build a fair society for all.
“An unconditional devotee of the Bengali language and culture, she has also campaigned for equal rights and the empowerment of women through various bold social initiatives. Quazi Rosy, the writer and fighter, will be dearly missed by her friends and literary followers, colleagues and comrades,” added Alam Khorshed, mentioning, “Her poetic legacy is certain to live on for years to come.