Farrukh Ahmad

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Farrukh Ahmad
Farrukh Ahmad.jpg
Native name
ফররুখ আহমদ
Born(1918-06-10)10 June 1918
Majhail, Sreepur, Magura, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died19 October 1974(1974-10-19) (aged 56)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
OccupationPoet, editor
LanguageBengali
NationalityBangladeshi
Alma materRipon College
Scottish Church College
City College
GenrePoem
SubjectHumanism, Islamic Renaissance
Literary movementRomanticism
Notable worksSat Sagorer Majhi, Naufel O Hatem, Muhurter Kobita
Notable awardsBangla Academy Literary Award, Ekushey Padak, Independence Day Award
SpouseSaieda Taieba Khatun

Farrukh Ahmad (10 June 1918 – 19 October 1974) was a poet and writer of Bangladesh. He is commonly known as the 'Poet of the Muslim renaissance', as many of his poems embody 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 Upazila 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. He then enrolled at the prestigious Scottish Church College to pursue a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and English Literature, but was unable to his complete studies there.[2] Subsequently, he studied at the City College. 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.[3]
As a student, Farrukh Ahmad 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 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.[4]

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[5]
  • 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)
  • Chharar Asar (1970)
  • Fuler Jolsha (December, 1985)
  • Chiriya Khana(1980)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Poet of Islamic Renaissance". abdussamad.co.uk. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  2. ^ Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008, p. 589.
  3. ^ "Farrukh Foundation". farrukhfoundation.org. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Ahmad, Farrukh - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Leaturature of Farrukh Ahmad". farrukhfoundation.org. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  6. ^ "List of Independence Day Award of Bangladesh" (PDF). brri.gov.bd. Retrieved 17 January 2018.

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