Pioneer of Bangla literary
journalism Mohammad Nasiruddin died in Dhaka at the age of 105.
To his credit –
he introduced Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam in Bangla literature during early 20th century; edited a progressive modern literary journal “Saogat”; published in
his magazine writings of famous poets, novelists, essayists of undivided Bengal
including poet Rabindranath Tagore; encouraged women writers to bring them in
limelight; fought fanaticism, communalism and Muslim conservative ideas.
Bangla Service broadcast an
interview with Mr. Nasiruddin on his 105th Birthday.