Nurul Huda earlier served as the executive director of Nazrul Institute
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 three years from the date of joining on the 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 the 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.
Earlier in May, the government appointed Prof Rafiqul Islam as the new president of Bangla Academy for three years.
Inducted as a National Professor in 2018, Prof Dr Rafiqul is currently a professor emeritus of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.
The post fell vacant following the death of Prof Shamsuzzaman Khan on April 14.