Abul Fazal (writer)

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Abul Fazal
Vice-chancellor of University of Chittagong
In office
9 April 1973 – 27 November 1975
Preceded byM Innas Ali
Succeeded byAbdul Karim
Personal details
Born(1903-07-01)1 July 1903
Satkania, Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died4 May 1983(1983-05-04) (aged 79)
Chittagong, Bangladesh
ChildrenAbul Momen
EducationMS (Bengali Literature)
Alma mater
Occupationeducationist, writer
Awardsfull list

Abul Fazal (1 July 1903–4 May 1983)[1] was a Bangladeshi writer and academic.[2] He served as the 4th vice-chancellor of University of Chittagong.[3] He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1962 and Independence Day Award in 2012 (posthumously).[1][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Fazal was born at Satkania Upazila in Chittagong District in 1903 to Moulvi Fazlur Rahman, an Imam of Chittagong Jame Masjid.[1] Fazal earned B.A. from the University of Dhaka.[1] He passed M.A. in Bengali language and literature from Calcutta University in 1940.[1]


Fazal began his career as an Imam. He taught in multiple schools as a teacher. In 1941, he became a professor of Krishnanagar College and later of Chittagong College. He served as the vice-chancellor of the University of Chittagong from 1973 to 1975.[3]

Fazal served as a member in charge of education and culture of the advisory council of the Government of Bangladesh during 1975–23 June 1977.[1]


Fazal wrote in a variety of genres: novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, travels etc. He also wrote about religion. Some of his writings include Matir Prthibi (1940), Bichitra Katha (1940), Rekhachitra (1966) and Durdiner Dinlipi (1972).


  • Chouchir (Splintered, 1934)
  • Prodip O Patongo (Torch and Insects, 1940)
  • Ranga Probhat (The Crimson Dawn, 1957)
  • Khuda O Asha (Hunger and Hope, 1964).



  1. ^ a b c d e f Banu, Sayeda (2012). "Fazal, Abul". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Abul Fazal's 30th death anniversary observed". The Daily Star. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
  3. ^ a b "Vice-Chancellors". University of Chittagong. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  4. ^ "PM distributes Independence Award 2012". The Daily Star. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  5. ^ "Abul Fazal's 29th death anniversary". Priyo News. 2012-05-05. Archived from the original on 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2013-05-06.