Qazi Anwar hussain, the originator and author of “Masud Rana” passes away

January 19, 2022

The originator and author of the popular spy-thriller series “Masud Rana”, Qazi Anwar hussain died at BIRDEM General Hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon.
He was suffering from a brain stroke and heart attack simultaneously in life support, his sister, renowned cultural personality Sanjida Khatun confirmed the matter.
He was diagnosed with prostate cancer on October 31, 2021, and has been hospitalised 5 times since then. He later suffered a brain stroke and a heart attack and was put on life support on January 10, 2022, at a private hospital.
“He had been on life support at BIRDEM Hospital and was shifted to the ICU yesterday. He breathed his last there at 4:40 this afternoon,” she added.
Born on July 19, 1936, in Dhaka, hussain authored a huge number of spy thrillers and adventure novels. His writing was strongly influenced by foreign detective stories, particularly the cultural phenomena that was James Bond.
Getting his post-graduation in Bengali literature and language from the University of Dhaka, he established Sheba Prokashoni alone in 1960 and became a prominent publishing figure in Bangla literature. Even though Husain never pursued any professional training in music, he regularly performed at the radio and was very
appreciated by his listeners.
His father Qazi Motahar hussain, was a scientist, writer, and national professor.
Anwar Hossain’s body will be brought to his Segunbagicha residence tomorrow, in the morning. After Zohr prayers, according to his last wish, he will be buried in Banani Graveyard in his mother’s grave.

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