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)