Recently deceased poet Sazzad Quadir was remembered at a memorial programme at Sufia Kamal auditorium of the National Museum on April 11. Jatiya Kabita Parishad organised the programme in which some of his fellow poets recalled Sazzad Quadir and some elocutionists presented his poems. Poet Muhammad Samad, Aslam Sunny, Rezauddin Stalin, Nur-Ul-Alam Lelin, Kazi Rosy, Anwar Syed Haq, Shihab Sarkar, and others recalled Sazzad Quadir at the event. The speakers said that Sazzad was such a jovial man and full of life. Poets and writers will remember him always. He was such poet who never ran after awards. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of literature and poetry. He was a secular man by nature. Sazzad was a multidimensional personality who wrote stories, poems, plays, essays and many others write-ups. Sazzad was committed to his works. His commitment towards poetry will always inspire promising poets and writers to write better. A number of elocutionists recited Sazzad Quadir’s poems in the event.
Writer, poet and journalist Sazzad Quadir passed away on April 6 at the age of 70. Born on April 14, 1947 at Mirer Betka of Tangail, Quadir was a major poet of 1960s. After completing masters in Bangla at Dhaka University in 1970, he joined Sadat College at Karatia in 1972. He began journalism in 1976 with the weekly Bichitra. He also worked with Radio Beijing, Dainik Sangbad and Dainik Dinkal. He authored more than 60 books including poetry, stories, novel, play, essays, translation, juvenile literature and compilations.