Chinese ‘Best Poet Award’ handed over to DU Pro VC

DHAKA The International Poetry Translation and

Research Centre (IPTRC) of Greek Academy of Arts and Letters and the Journal

of the World Poets Quarterly, China earlier nominated Poet Muhammad Samad for

'The Prizes 2018: The International Best Poet' award.

The IPTRC representative and teacher of University of Electronic Science and

Technology of China Ms Yin Xiaohua handed over the Award to Poet Muhammad

Samad, Pro Vice Chancellor (Administration) of Dhaka University (DU), today

at his office of the campus.

Yin Xiaohua's spouse and PhD scholar of University of Electronic Science and

Technology of China Md Altab Hossin was present on the occasion.

The IPTRC gave this prestigious Award to 10 renowned poets of 10 different

countries around the world for their outstanding contribution to poetry and


The nominated Poets are Muhammad Samad (Bangladesh), Dragos Barbu

(Rumania), Hilal Karahan (Turkey), Mite Stefoski (Macedonia), Tonia Passola

(Catalonia Spain), Ali Al Hazmi (Saudi Arabia), Mandal Bijoy Beg (India),

Fatime Kulli (Albania), DUAN Guang'an (China) and Dominique Hecq (Belgium).

Samad is an eminent and popular poet of Bengali literature. His poems are

translated into different languages including English, Chinese, Greek,

Swedish, Hindi, Serbian and Sinhalese. For his outstanding contributions to

poetry, he received many awards including the City Ananda Alo Award, Syed

Mujtaba Ali Sahitya Award, Poet Sukanta Sahitya Award, Poet Jibanananda Dash

Award, Poet Jashim Uddin Sahitya Award, Tribuze Sahitya Award, Poet Vishnu De

Award and Kabitalap Award.

Some of his noted published books are 'Ami Tomader Kabi', 'Aamar Duchokh

Jolay Bhore Jai', 'Aaj Sharater Akashe Purnima', 'Cholo, Tumul Bristite

Bhiji', 'Porabe Chandan Kaath', 'Ami Noi Indrajit Megher Arale', 'Ekjan

Rajnaitik Netar Menifesto', 'Premer Kabita', and 'Kabitasangraha o Selected


Prof Samad was born in 1956 in Jamalpur district. He is incumbent President

of Jatyia Kabita Parishad.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)