Jibannanda Das

Jibannanda Das (1899-1954) poet and educationist. He was born on 17 February 1899 in Barisal town. His father Satyananda Das was a school teacher, social worker and founder-editor of the Brahmabadi. His mother Kusumkumari Das was a poet. Jibanananda Das Education Jibanananda Das did his matriculation in 1915 from BrajamohanContinue Reading

Samar Sen

Samar Sen (1916-1987) poet and litterateur was born at Bagbazar in Calcutta on 10 October 1916. His father Arun Sen was a professor of history at Bishwa Bharati University. Eminent folk researcher dinesh chandra sen was his grandfather. Samar Sen did his matriculation in 1932 from Calcutta’s Kashimbazar School, IAContinue Reading

Shawkat Osman

Shawkat Osman (1917-1998) educationist, novelist, short story writer, was born on 2 January 1917 in the district of Hughli, west bengal. His real name was Sheikh Azizur Rahman; Shawkat Osman was his pen name. He passed MA in Bangla in 1941 from calcutta university. Earlier, in 1936, he worked brieflyContinue Reading

Abdul Quadir

Abdul Quadir (1906-1984) poet, essayist, journalist, was born on 1 June 1906 in the village of Araisidha, comilla, son of Haji Afsaruddin, a businessman. Abdul Quadir lost his mother early in childhood and was brought up by his father. Abdul Quadir passed the Matriculation from Brahmanbaria Annada Model High SchoolContinue Reading

Sukanta Bhattacharya

Sukanta Bhattacharya (1926-1947) Marxist poet, was born on 15 August 1926 at his maternal uncle’s home in Kolkata. His paternal home was in Kotalipara in faridpur district. His father, Nibaranchandra Bhattacharya, was a book trader in Kolkata. Sukanta studied at Kamala Vidyamandir in Kolkata, and then at Beleghata Deshbandhu HighContinue Reading

Somen Chanda

Somen Chanda (1920-1942) political activist, writer; full name Somendra Kumar Chanda, was born in Baliya village of narsingdi district on 24 May, 1920. He passed the Entrance examination in 1936 from Pogose School, Dhaka. He was admitted to Dhaka Mitford Medical School. But had to discontinue his studies because ofContinue Reading

Begum Roquiah Sakhawat Hossain

Begum Roquiah Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) litterateur, educationist, social reformer, played a pioneering role in awakening Muslim women. She was born on 9 December 1880 into a landed family of Pairaband in rangpur. Zahiruddin Abu Ali Haider Saber was her father and Rahatunnesa Chowdhury, her mother. Her ancestors served in militaryContinue Reading

Shamsur Rahman

Shamsur Rahman (1929-2006) poet, journalist. He was born on 23 October 1929 in his grandmother’s house at 46 Mahuttuly in old Dhaka. His ancestral home was at village Pahartoly in Raipur thana of dhaka district. His father’s name was Mokhlesur Rahman Choudhury and his mother’s name was Amena Khatun. WhenContinue Reading