Qazi Anwar Hussain

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Qazi Anwar Husain
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Born (1936-07-19) July 19, 1936 (age 78)
Education MA (Bengali)
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Spouse Farida Yasmin
Children Qazi Maimur Husain (son)
Qazi Shahnur Husain (son)
Relatives Qazi Motahar Hossain (father)
Qazi Mahbub Husain (brother)
Zobaida Mirza (sister)
Sanjida Khatun ( sister)
Fahmida Khatun (sister)
Mahmuda Khatun (sister)

One of the literary giants of Bangladesh Qazi Anwar Husain (born 19 July 1936, Dhaka) is an author, publisher and translator from Bangladesh. He has used pen names like Bidyut Mitra and Shamsuddin Nawab. Credit goes to him for introducing popular thrillers writing as well as institutionalized publication of paperback fictions in Bengali.


Qazi Anwar Husain's father was a well known scientist and author, Qazi Motahar Hossain, a national professor. Anwar grew up in a literary environment. Some of the more famous members of his family includes his late brother Qazi Mahbub Husain, sister Zobaida Mirza (professor/author), his older sister Sanjida Khatun (singer/author), his younger sister Fahmida Khatun (singer/author), sister Mahmuda Khatun (singer), sons Qazi Maimur Husain and Qazi Shahnur Husain. Anwar Husain's wife is a famous singer Farida Yasmin, older sister of singer Sabina Yasmin.


He got his Master's Degree in Bengali literature and language from the University of Dhaka. As a graduation gift, he requested a printing press of his father. He then proceeded to lock himself in his room for hours at length. In the middle of 1960, he started a paperback publishing house called Sheba Prokashoni with four writers, three of whom were his own pen-names. The publishing house is credited with publishing works of world literature, as well as original work. It has a long tradition.

Sheba Prokashoni, the publishing house[edit]

At first, Sheba meant Segun Bagicha, as well as service. Later, It meant only service. In 1971, the Pakistani militants burnt sheba. Sheba gave birth to many successful writers as Sheikh Abdul Hakim, Rakib Hasan, Niaz Murshed, Asaduzzaman, Masud Mahmud, Khosru Chowdhury, Tipu Kibriya, Anish Das Opu and many others. Sheba's Sister concern is Projapoti, the hard bound publisher.The monthly magazine Rohoshyo Patrika (Mystery magazine)being published regularly by Sheba Prokashoni is probably the most popular digest magazine in Bangladesh.


Masud Rana Books[edit]

He created the spy-thriller series Masud Rana, modeled after James Bond. There are more than 400 books as of 2008 in this series.[1] Masud Rana series deserve to be enlisted in the Guinnes Book of World Record as the thriller series with highest number of publication.

Rana, a spy, a former Major of the Bangladesh Army conducts missions all over the world. His boss is Major General Rahat Khan of Bangladesh Counter Intelligence. Rana works with Rana Agency.The series book Masud Rana is very famous book in Bangladesh.It has been writing before the independent of our country.(1971). A few titles of this series are given below:

  • ধ্বংস পাহাড় (The Destructive Hill)
  • ভারতনাট্যম (
  • স্বর্ণমৃগ
  • দুঃসাহসিক
  • মৃত্যুর সাথে পাঞ্জা
  • দুর্গম দুর্গ
  • শত্রু ভয়ংকর
  • সাগর সঙ্গম
  • রানা!সাবধান!!
  • বিস্মরণ
  • রত্নদ্বীপ
  • নিল আতঙ্ক
  • কায়রো
  • মৃত্যুপ্রহর
  • গুপ্তচক্র
  • মূল্য এক কোটি টাকা মাত্র
  • রাত্রি অন্ধকার
  • জাল
  • অটল সিংহাসন
  • মৃত্যুর ঠিকানা
  • খ্যাপা নর্তক
  • শয়তানের দূত
  • এখনও ষড়যন্ত্র
  • প্রমান কই
  • বিপদজনক
  • রক্তের রঙ
  • অদৃশ্য শত্রু
  • পিশাচ দ্বীপ (The Island of Evil)
  • Kuuu
  • আই লাভ ইউ ম্যান (I Love You, Man)
  • অগ্নিপুরুষ (The Man On Fire)
  • আবার সেই দুঃস্বপ্ন
  • সেই উ সেন
  • আবার উ সেন
  • কালপুরুষ
  • মুক্তবিহঙ্গ
  • Jal
  • Soudia 103
  • Kalo Taka
  • Koken Somrat
  • Biskonna
  • Sottobaba
  • Jattria Husiar
  • Osanto Sagor
  • Sommpad Sohgkul
  • Dogshon
  • Proloy Sogket


  • Shothik Niyome Lekhapora (The Right Way of Read Writing)
  • Bayam; Dhumpan Tyag E Attoshommohon; Khali Haate Attorokkha
  • Mon Niontron
  • Atma Unnayan
  • Jonopriyota

Other works[edit]

Anwar started the Kuasha series of detective/adventure books, which consists of 76 books.Kuasha is a scientist,detective and adventurer hero who works for the development of science and try to eradicate evils from the society and always a helping hand to the distressed or helpless.In his many adventures Kuasha works with detective Shahid Khan his wife Mahua,friend Kamal Ahmed,an Caretaker Gafur. Mahua is Kuasha's sister married to Shahid Khan.Kuasha series is revolved with this family dedicated to the service to mankind for peace,love and harmony. During Pakistan period Kuasha series was most popular among teenagers.


  1. ^ Wankel, Charles. Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World. p. 343. ISBN 978-1-4129-6427-2.