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The poet took charge as the Bangla Academy DG on December 20, 2018.

Born on December 31, 1948 in Faridpur, Siraji graduated from BUET and was one of the founders and former president of Jatiya Kabita Parishad (National Poetry Council).

He won the Ekushey Padak in 2016 and Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1991 for his remarkable contribution to poetry.

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