DHAKA, Search engine giant Google has created a new
doodle on its homepage to celebrate poet Begum Sufia Kamal's 108th birth
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)