Poet Rafiq Azad at ICU | The Daily Star
08:17 PM, January 15, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:36 PM, January 15, 2016

Poet Rafiq Azad at ICU

Rafiq Azad, one of the most prolific and dynamic poets of the country, was admitted to the ICU of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka after he suffered a stroke. Star file photo
Renowned poet Rafiq Azad was admitted to the ICU of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka this afternoon following a stroke.

One of the most prolific and dynamic poets of the country, Rafiq Azad suffered a stroke around 10:15pm yesterday and was rushed to the Birdem Hospital in the capital.

He was then taken to a private clinic and later admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of BSMMU around 3:00pm, Deluar Habib Khan, a nephew of the poet, told The Daily Star.

Rafiq Azad has been diagnosed with a brain haemorrhage after a CT scan. Nothing further could be said about his condition until 72 hours pass, Deluar also said, quoting attending doctors.

He is currently unable to talk or recognise anyone, he added.  

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