Famous Bangladeshi author Makbula Manzoor died at the age of 81 at her home in Dhaka’s Uttara on Friday evening. She was suffering from old-age complications for a long time, said Dilara Mejbah, chief of Lekhika Sangha.
Makbula was noted for her works from a woman’s perspective in a male-dominated society. She left behind two daughters and two sons. Born in Sirajganj’s Kamarkhand on Sep 14, 1938, she passed matriculation from Bindubasini Girls’ High School in Tangail and achieved an intermediate degree from Rajshahi College. After completing BA from Eden Mohila College, he completed MA in Bangla from Dhaka University.
She was the feature editor of the influential weekly Begum for 25 years. Makbula wrote about the torture of the Pakistani forces on the women of Bangladesh during the war in her novel ‘Kaler Mondira’. She won the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2005. She also won Ananya Literary Award and Lekhika Sangha Award, among others.
Her other books include ‘Ar Ek Jibon’, ‘Jol Rong Chhobi’, Atmaja O Amra’, ‘Kone Dekha Alo’, ‘Obosonno Gan’, ‘Prem Ek Sonali Nodi’, ‘Baul Batas’, ‘Chhayapothe Dekha’, ‘Sayahno Juthika’ and ‘Nokkhotrer Tole’.