PV Desk : The 194th birth anniversary of Michael Madhusudan Dutt tomorrow.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the memory of Michael Madhusudan Dutt on the occasion of his 194th birth anniversary.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said the unique quality of the legendary poet has enriched Bangla literature a lot.
The poet earned name and fame in the arena of literature for his extraordinary creative works, he said.
In a separate message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, “The literary work of Madhusudan, who introduced sonnet in the Bangla literature, is a great asset for our country and language.”
Both the President and the Prime Minister welcomed the initiative of organising a weeklong fair – Madhu Mela – at Sagardari in Jessore on January 20-26 next, marking the birth anniversary of the great Bengali poet.
Michael Madhusudan Dutt was born at Sagardari under Keshabpur upazila in Jessore on January 25, 1824. He was born to land lord Raj Narayan Dutt and Janhabi Devi.
He died at Kolkata General Hospital on June 29 in 1873. He was buried at Park Street, Kolkata, India.
He is specially known for the famous epic Meghnadbadh Kabya (1861), which is a tragic epic and is exceptional in Bengali literature both in terms of style and content.
For his contributions, Dutt is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets in Bengali literature and the father of the Bengali sonnet.