We look back on Shamsur Rahman’s wonderful works and their lasting influence.
Critics describe Shamsur Rahman as one who is deeply rooted in his own tradition.
Shamsur Rahman still soaks the language of our times, transcending the limits of geography.
In his range of sympathy, his catholicity, his urgent and immediate relevance for us, Shamsur Rahman is second to none.
He grew on the ground of the 30's poets, but he developed the ground, explored into areas they thought too dark for exploration, has added new features to it, landscaped it and in the process left his footprints all over.