Two day long National Poetry Festival held
Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka and the President of National Poetry Council—Poet Dr. Muhammad Samad has stated, “Poet Mahadev Saha is one of the living legends in Bangladesh. As recognition of his versatility in the field of poetry, the government should honour him with the Swadhinata Puroshkar, the highest state award given by the government of Bangladesh.” Muhammad Samad made this statement on the concluding day of the National Poetry Festival 2020. The National Poetry Fest 2020, lasted from February 2 to February 3, was held at the Central Library premises of the University of Dhaka.
Mahadev Saha was born on August 5, 1944 in Dhanghara, Sirajganj. The only child of parents Godadhor Saha and Birajmohini, Mahadev completed his primary and high school education in his village. For higher education he went to Dhaka College, Bogura College and Rajshahi University. Mahadev is one of the foremost poets of the late '60s, an era marked with accomplishments and revolutionary ideas. The main elements in Saha's poetry are solitude, love, yearning, the Liberation War, scenic beauty, poverty, secularism and equal rights.