A Heartfelt Dedication to wife Anwara Syed Haq on his Deathbed
This is the last known hand-written note from Syed Shamsul Haq written just days before he died in United Hospital in September 2016. It is a dedication for his final book of poems to wife Anwara Syed Haq which was published posthumously following his death. Syed Haq was creatively active until his very last moments and would dedicate poetry and short stories to his wife daily, often waking up in the middle of the night and asking her to note down a new poem. He was unable to write during that time and relied solely upon her to pen down his final creations.
The dedication itself summarises the deep bond between the two over the course of a marriage spanning over half a century and the anguish that he felt knowing that soon she was to be alone. His final book of poems was released in the Ekushey Boi Mela 2017 by Anyaprakash.