Renowned Bangladeshi novelist and the Ekushey Padak winning author Rizia Rahman passed away today in Dhaka at the age of 79.
She wrote in all genres of creative work including short stories, poems, essays and children’s fiction but she was renowned for her novels.
Bong Theke Bangla, Rokter Okshor and Ghar-Bhanga-Ghar are among some of his more well-known novels. She was born in Kolkata in 1939 and migrated to East Bengal after the partition.
She received the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1978 and was awarded Ekushey Padak this year. President Abdul Hamid and State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid expressed condolences at the death of Rizia Rahman.