A memorial meeting on eminent poet and a fellow of Bangla Academy Shahid Quadri will be held at 4 pm at Bangla Academy here today.
Bangla Academy, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote and Jatiya Kabita Parishad are jointly organizing the memorial meeting to be held at the Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisarad auditorium of the academy. Chairman of Bangla Academy and Emeritus Professor Anisuzzaman will preside over the meeting.
Poet Shahid Quadri died on August 28 at a hospital in New York at the age of 74. He was suffering from pneumonia and kidney diseases. He was buried at Mirpur Intellectual graveyard.
On personal initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the poet’s body along with his family members were brought home from New York by a flight of the Emirates on August 31, reports BSS.