The government has appointed poet Mohammad Nurul Huda as the new Director General (DG) of Bangla Academy, according to a ministry of public administration circular on Monday.
Nurul Huda will serve in the position for a period of 3 years from the date of joining on condition he resigns from other organizations.
The post fell vacant after its DG Habibullah Sirajee died of cancer on May 24. Since then AHM Lokman, secretary of the academy, has been in charge as acting director general.
Nurul Huda earlier served as the executive director of Nazrul Institute.
He is currently the member secretary of the Nazrul Birth Centenary Celebration Committee at the national level.
The DG post at Bangla Academy fell vacant after its DG Habibullah Sirajee died of cancer on May 24.