Noted novelist and poet Dr Alauddin Al Azad passed away in Dhaka. He was 77.
He had been suffering from various old-age ailments for the last one year.
Dr. Azad was born in 1932 in Raipura of Narsingdi district. He was a professor of Bangla Literature.
The eminent writer had written short stories, novels, poems and literary criticism. He also taught Bangla and served as Educational Counselor at the Bangladesh Embassy in Moscow.
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