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Noted folklorist Prof Shamsuzzaman Khan took office as the director general of Bangla Academy yesterday.

After joining the Academy, he placed wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar.

Acting secretary of the academy Aparesh Kumar Banarjee, Director Abdul Hai and Dr Abdul Wahab were present.

Prof Shamsuzzaman taught folklore and Bangla language and literature at Jagannath College, Bangladesh Agriculture University and National University.

He also served Bangla Academy as director and acting director general.

He was also a member of Dhaka University Senate and finance committee.

Prof Shamsuzzaman led the Bangladeshi delegation in different Saarc meetings in different countries.

He has also won numerous awards, including Bangla Academy Award and Ekushey Padak.

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