Weeklong 'Madhu Mela' to begin in Jessore Saturday

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Micheal Madhusudan DuttA weeklong 'Madhu Mela', to mark the 194th birth anniversary of great poet and originator of Bangla sonnets Michael Madhusudan Dutt, will begin at Sagordari in Keshabpur Upazila of Jessore district on Saturday.

Different cultural organisations in association with the cultural affair ministry, district and upazila administration have chalked out programmes on the occasion, reports BSS.

The programmes include circus, sports competition, seminar on Madhusudan's life and works and cultural functions during the fair.

The Mela (fair) will continue till 26 January.

Local government, rural development and co-operatives minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain will inaugurate the fair as the chief guest.

A total of 200 stalls have already been set up on the fair venue.

Michael Madhusudan Dutt was born in a zamindar family at Sagardari on 25 January 1824, to Rajnarayan Dutt and Jhannabi Devi.

He passed away at Kolkata General Hospital on 29 June 1873, only three days after his wife Henrietta breathed her last. The poet was buried at Park Street in Kolkata.

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