Google celebrates Sufia Kamal’s birthday

DHAKA, Search engine giant Google has created a new

doodle on its homepage to celebrate poet Begum Sufia Kamal's 108th birth

anniversary.

It posted the doodle which featured a picture of Sufia Kamal wearing a white

sarion its Bangladeshi homepage early today, paying tribute to her memory.

Google Doodles are created to celebrate holidays; anniversaries; plus the lives of

famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.

Sufia Kamal was a Bangladeshi poet and political activist. She was born on June

20, 1911, into the Shayestabad Nawab family, in Barisal.

Sufia Kamal took part in the Bengali nationalist movement of the 1950s and was

a civil society leader in independent Bangladesh. She died in Dhaka on November

20, 1999 and was the first woman to be given a state funeral in Bangladesh.

She was buried at Azimpur Graveyard with full state honour. Her work includes:

Sanjher Maya, Maya Kajal, Mon O Jibon, Shanti O Pranthana, Udatto

Brithibi, and Diwan.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)