Prominent poet Belal Chowdhury died at a city hospital on Tuesday. He was 80.
The poet breathed his last at 12pm at Anwar Khan Modern Hospital in Dhanmondi.
Belal Chowdhury was on life support since April 19.
He was suffering from diabetes and kidney problem for long.
The poet is one of the powerful poets of the 60’s.
Chowdhury served Bharat Bichitra as its editor, published from Indian embassy in Dhaka. He was also an editor of Shaptahik Sandwip and Krittibas, a Bengali poetry magazine edited by Sunil Gangopadhyay.
Belal Chowdhury also has reputation as journalist, essayist and translator. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2014 for his literary contribution. He also received Bangla Academy Literary Award.
Belal Chowdhury was born on November 12, 1938 in Sharsdi village of Feni in the then Bengal Presidency under the British rule.