Poet Habibullah Siraj, Director General of Bangla Academy, has fallen asleep. The process of burying him at Azimpur cemetery in the capital started after 11 am on Tuesday (May 25).
Earlier, the body of Habibullah Siraj was brought to the premises of Bangla Academy, a long-time workplace, at around 9:50 am. After the first janaza at 10 am, people of different classes and professions including the family members of the poet paid their respects with flowers in his coffin.
AHM Lokman, secretary and acting director general of the academy, paid homage on behalf of the academy at the coffin of poet Habibullah Siraj.
Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. paid tribute. Akhtaruzzaman. Besides, various social, cultural and political organizations including Bangladesh Writers Club, Bangladesh Chhatra League paid their respects. After that, the body of Habibullah Siraj was taken to Azimpur cemetery around 11:15 pm. He was buried there at the end of the second janaza.
Fiction writer Anisul Haque, poet Muhammad Nurul Huda, general secretary of National Poetry Council Tariq Sujat, rhymer Anjir Liton, president of Bangladesh Knowledge and Creative Publishers Association Farid Ahmed, publisher Alamgir Sikder Lotan and others took part in the janaza at Azimpur cemetery. Prominent personalities from the literary and cultural arena including playwright Mamunur Rashid and publisher Shyamal Pal were present at the occasion.
Kareena Habibullah Siraji breathed her last at 11pm on Monday (May 24) while undergoing treatment at the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in the capital. He was diagnosed with clone cancer. He was admitted to the hospital on April 28 due to stomach problems. The next day, on April 26, he underwent surgery. After that he went to Theeke Life Support. He was 72 years old at the time of his death.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been named Coach of the Year by the League of Managers Association of England. The Citizens will face another English rivals Chelsea in the Champions League final in Porto next Saturday. This is the first time they have qualified for the final of the European highest club event.
The former managers of Barcelona and Bayern Munich have been nominated for the highest number of votes by the members of the association. She is followed by Marcelo Biasla of Leeds, Daniel Farke of Norwich, David Moyes of West Ham, Brendon Rogers of Leicester City and Emma Hayes of Chelsea’s women’s team. Guardiola said: “I am delighted to have been named LMA Manager of the Year for the second time. This award has always been something special to me. Because it is determined by the votes of fellow managers.
He added, “This kind of award is possible only when the top professional coaches work together. My players have also helped me in receiving this award. Today’s recognition is for them. Their unity and professionalism will never be forgotten. Even in such an adverse situation, we have pushed ourselves forward. At the same time, my staff deserves praise. I really feel lucky to be able to work with so many talented people together. Every day everyone has proved why CTE is the best. I want to dedicate this award to everyone in the city. ‘
Guardiola, 50, lost his mother in a coronavirus epidemic. But even then, his advancement for City did not stop. Sir Alex Ferguson, a former Manchester United manager who has won several titles and is currently a member of the LMA committee, said of Guardiola: “He is truly a God-given talented coach. Every day he has proved himself in a new way. I’m sure his family is very proud of him.