Ahsan Habib

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This article is about the Bangladeshi poet. For the Bangladeshi cartoonist, see Ahsan Habib (cartoonist).
Ahsan Habib
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Born (1917-02-02)2 February 1917
Shankarpasha , Pirojpur, East Bengal (now Bangladesh)
Died 10 July 1985(1985-07-10) (aged 68)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality Bangladeshi
Occupation Writer, poet
Years active 1934–1985
Known for Ashay Basati, Megh Bale Chaitre Jabo, Aranya Nilima, Ranikhaler Sanko
Awards

Ahsan Habib (2 January 1917 – 10 July 1985) was a Bangladeshi poet and literary figure in Bengali culture.[1] He was born in the village of Shankarpasha, in Pirojpur. Before the India-Pakistan partition, he worked on several literary magazines: Takbir, Bulbul (1937–38) and The Saogat (1939-43) and he was a staff artiste at the Kolkata Centre of All India Radio. After partition he came to Dhaka and worked on Daily Azad, Monthly Mohammadi, Daily Krishak, Daily Ittehad, Weekly Prabaha, etc.[2]

Early Life[edit]

He was born in Pirojpur district. His father's name is Hamijuddin Hawladar and his mother's name is Jomila Khatun. He had been writing poem since his school life. While reading in Brojomohun College, he shifted to Kolkata for livelihood.[3]

Literary works[edit]

Poems[edit]

His first book of poetry was Ratri Shesh. Others include:[2]

  • Chhaya Horin (1962)
  • Shara Dupur (1964)
  • Ashay Boshoty (1974)
  • Megh Bole Choitrey Jabo (1976)
  • Duhate Dui Adim Pathar (1980)

For children[edit]

  • Josna Rater Golpo
  • Brsti Pare Tapur Tupur (1977)
  • Chutir Din Dupure (1978)

Novels[edit]

  • Ranee Khaler Shako (for teenagers)
  • Aronno Neelima
  • Zafrani Rong Payra

Awards[edit]

Ahsan Habib received several awards for his literary achievements,[1] including:

  • UNESCO Literary Prize (1960–61)
  • Bangla Academy Award (1961)
  • Adamjee Literary Prize (1964)
  • Nasiruddin Gold Medal (1977)
  • Ekushey Padak (1978)
  • Jatiya (National) Padak
  • Abul Mansur Ahmed Memorial Prize (1980)
  • Abul Kalam Memorial Prize (1984)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huq, Mohammad Daniul; Rahman, Aminur (2012). "Bangla Literature". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ a b Guha, Bimal (2012). "Habib, Ahsan". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ Sahittyo Path. Early life of Ahsan Habib. NCTB.