Farrukh Ahmad

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Farrukh Ahmad
ফররুখ আহমদ
Born June 10, 1918
Majhail, Sripur, Magura, Bangladesh
Died October 19, 1974(1974-10-19) (aged 56)
Dhaka
Occupation Poet, Editor
Language Bengali
Nationality Bangladeshi
Ethnicity Bengali
Alma mater Ripon College
Scottish Church College
City College
Period 20th Century
Genre Poem
Subject Humanism, Islamic Renaissance
Literary movement Romanticism
Notable works Sat Sagorer Majhi, Naufel O Hatem, Muhurter Kobita
Notable awards Bangla Academy Award, Ekushey Padak, Shadhinata Puraskar
Spouse Saieda Taieba Khatun

Farrukh Ahmad (Bengali-ফররুখ আহমদ) (1918–1974) was a poet and writer of Bangladesh. He is commonly known as the 'Poet of Muslim renaissance', as many of his poems emblem the spirit of resurrection particularly in the hearts of the down-trodden Muslims of the then Bengal.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Farrukh Ahmad was born in the village of Majhail of Sreepur Upazilla of Magura District. He was the second son of Syed Hatem Ali and Begum Rawshan. He graduated from Khulna Zila School in 1937 and did his IA from Ripon College, Kolkata in 1939. Then enrolled at the prestigious Scottish Church College to study BA (Hons) in Philosophy and English Literature, but was unable to his complete studies there.[2] Subsequently he studied at the City College.[3] He married his cousin Saieda Taieba Khatun in 1942.[1] He started his professional life in Inspector General (IG) Prison Office in 1943. He worked for Civil Supply for a short time in 1944.[4]
As a student, Farrukh Ahmed had been attracted to the radical humanism of Manabendra Nath Roy and had participated in leftist politics. From the forties, however, he supported the Pakistan movement to have an independent individual Muslim state created within the region of South Asia from the British Indian empire. Despite his Pakistani and Islamic ideals, he supported the Language Movement in 1952 and, later, the liberation war of Bangladesh.[5]

Literary works[edit]

His poems reflect the Arabic and Persian legacy in Bengal and are replete with Arabic and Persian words. He also wrote satirical poems and sonnets.

Books[edit]

  • Sat Sagorer Majhi (The Sailor of the seven seas), December, 1944[6]
  • Sirazam Munira (September, 1952)
  • Naufel O Hatem (June, 1961)
  • Muhurter Kabita (A moment's poem), September, 1963
  • Dholai kabbo (), January, 1963
  • Hatemtayi (May, 1966)
  • Habida Marur Kahini (September, 1981)
  • Kafela (August, 1980)
  • Sindabad (October, 1983)
  • Dilruba (February, 1994)

Books for children[edit]

  • Pakhir Basa (The Nest of Bird)(1965)
  • Harafer Chhada (1970)
  • Chhadar Asar (1970)
  • Fuler Jolsha (December, 1985)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Poet of Islamic Renaissance
  2. ^ Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008, p. 589.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Farrukh Foundation
  5. ^ http://www.banglapedia.org/httpdocs/HT/A_0093.HTM
  6. ^ Leaturature of Farrukh Ahmad
  7. ^ List of Independence Day Award of Bangladesh

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