Ahsan Habib (cartoonist)

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Ahsan Habib
Ahsan Habib at BANCARAS's Cartoon exhibition 2011
Nationality Bangladeshi
Ethnicity Bengali
Education MSc in geography
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Occupation Cartoonist, editor
Spouse(s) Afroza Amin
Children Shabnam Ahsan

Ahsan Habib (Bengali: আহসান হাবীব [aɦsan ɦabib]) is a Bangladeshi cartoonist, writer and editor of Unmad, a satire magazine.[2]

Early life[edit]

Ahsan is the third son of Foyezur Rahman and Ayesha Foyez. His father, a police officer, was killed by the Pakistani army during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. His elder brother, Humayun Ahmed, was a writer and film-maker. Another brother, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, is also a writer and educationist. Ahsan is married to Afroza Amin and they are parents to only child Shabnam Ahsan.

Due to his father's occupation, Ahsan spent his childhood in different parts of Bangladesh - Jagdal, Panchagarh, Rangamati, Bandarban, Chittagong, Bogra, Comilla and Pirojpur.


Ahsan Habib studied in more than eight schools before the SSC exam. He earned MSc degree in geography from the University of Dhaka.


He started career as a cartoonist and writer. He is the editor of Unmad, a satire magazine running since the early 1980s. He was the editor of the Bengali science fiction magazines, Moulik, Autoline, and Ghuddi. He is an adviser of Bangladesh Cartoonist Association.[3]

As a cartoonist, Ahsan Habib designed many covers.

He also worked on writing Sher, a short witty 3/4 lined satiric poem, mainly found in the Indian Subcontinent.



  • Rat Barotar Porer Jokes
  • Four Twenty Four Hour Jokes
  • Jokes Somogro
  • 999 Ta Jokes Ekta Fao
  • 1001 Ta Jokes 1ta Missing
  • Valentine Jokes
  • Jini Jokes
  • Big and Small Jokes


  • আবজাব
  • লিখতে লিখতে লেখক
  • বাবা যখন এক্কেবারে ছোট
  • ইশকুল টাইম
  • অফিস টাইম
  • যাহা বলিব মিথ্যা বলিব
  • ভূত যখন Ghost

Science fiction[edit]

  • Paowel Broonskir Bichar


  1. ^ a b c "হুমায়ূনের কবরে স্বজনেরা". Prothom Alo. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  2. ^ Shamim Ahsan. "To Bring Children Back to Books" Star Magazine, April 23, 2004. Accessed 3 April 2009, Archived 3 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Cartoonist Association". Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 21 May 2013.