Poet Al Mahmud passed away at a city hospital on Friday night. He was 82.
The poet’s assistant Abid Azam said, The poet breathed his last at 11:05 pm at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ibn Sina Hospital in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
Al Mahmud is considered one of the greatest Bengali poets to have emerged in the 20th century.
Mahmud started his career as a journalist and obtained widespread recognition after Lok Lokantor was published in 1963.
Prominent poel Al Mahmud was honoured with Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, and Kabi Jasim Uddin Award in recognition of his contribution to bengali literature.