Chowdhury Gulam Akbar

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Chowdhury Gulam Akbar
Born (1921-09-16)16 September 1921
Dargapur village, Maulvi Bazar District, Under British India
Died 29 December 1988(1988-12-29)
Maulvi Bazar District
Occupation Writer,Poet,Collector of folk literature
Language Bengali language
Nationality Bangladeshi people
Ethnicity Bengali people
Citizenship Bangladeshi
Education Matriculation
Genres Bengali folk literature
Subjects Bengali literature
Notable award(s) Muktabuddi Shahitya Shibir Padak (1977), Public Library Padak (1981), Syed Sultan purushkar (1982), Naityalook sylhet padak (1985)
Spouse(s) Fatema Begum Chowdhury

Chowdhury Gulam Akbar (16 September 1921 – 29 December 1988) was a Bangladeshi writer. He served in the Bangla Academy of Bangladesh as the collector of Bengali folk literature.

Early life[edit]

Gulam Akbar was born on 16 September 1921 in Dargapur village of Maulvi Bazar District. He passed the Middle English Examination in 1936. After passing the M.E Examination, he sat for a competitive examination and became a primary school teacher in 1942. Became a teacher he passed Guru training examination in 1952. As a private candidate he passed the Matriculation examination in 1954. After built the teaching career of 25 years, he resigned in 1967. He died in Maulvi Bazar on 29 December 1988.

Writing career[edit]

Gulam Akbar had a special fascination for folk literature. After retirement he was appointed as collector of folk literature by Bangla Academy. He toured the Sylhet region and collected a large number of ballads and songs. He wrote several books on folk literature and also edited many lyrics and folk songs. He wrote many prose on bangla literature . In his early life he wrote poems and songs. A compiled book collection of his written poems named Amar Kabita has published after his death.

Notable work[edit]

  • Sylhet Gitika (1968)
  • Kholafae Rasheda ba Char Khalifar Punthi (1969)
  • Sadhak Kavi Bhavananda (1978)
  • Sylhet Nagari Parikrama (1978)
  • Radharaman Sangit (1981)
  • Lokasahitye Islam (1987)
  • Lokasahityer Katha (1988)
  • Rastrovasha Ekushya Proshongo (1997)
  • Jalalabader Sanskritik Oitihya (1998)
  • Rachana o sangraha Sambhar Vol-1 (2007)