Lokman Khan Sherwani

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Lokman Khan Sherwani
Photo of Lokman Khan Sherwani.jpg
Sherwani in 1930
Native name লোকমান খান শেরওয়ানী
Born (1910-08-14)14 August 1910
Chittagong, East Bengal and Assam, British India
Died 27 August 1969(1969-08-27) (aged 59)
Nationality Pakistani
Spouse(s) Shobnom Khanam Sherwani

Lokman Khan Sherwani (14 August 1910 – 27 August 1969) was an activist of the Indian independence movement under the British rule. He was a Bengali poet and journalist. Lokman Khan Sherwani was married to Shobnom Khanam Sherwani, who was also an active member of the Forward Block.

Political life[edit]

He served as the provincial vice-president of the All India Forward Block under its founder Subhas Chandra Bose who continued to call for the full and immediate independence of India from British rule. Sherwani served in many political activities, including (but not limited to):

  • Provincial Vice-President of Forward Block
  • President, All Bengal Tenant Farmers Committee
  • President, All Bengal Tenant Farmers Committee
  • President, Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Workers Union
  • President, Assam Bengal Railmen Union
  • Presidential Member of the Bengal Farmers Committee
  • Member of All India Farmers' Executive Committee

Imprisonment by British[edit]

After the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Lokman was imprisoned by the British authorities in 1944 and 1945. Lokman Khan Sherwani wrote from Dhaka Central Jail on 19-2-1944 (Bangladesh) and Lokman Khan Sherwani wrote from Dum Dum Central Jail on 27-1-1945 (India).

Books and Magazines[edit]

He authored several books including Shaobnom which was dedicated with poetry for Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore's birth day 25th Boishak, Rokkhok Vhokok Hole Rokkha Kore Ke, Lokman Bani, Bidrohi Arab, Rupaiton, and Damama.[1]

He served as editors of several Bengali newspapers and weekly magazines.[2]

He has the credit of editing the first Bangla weekly newspaper. (Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Dhaka University)

Prize Received from Rabindranath Tagore[edit]

Sherwani's poem entitled "25th Boishak" received the first prize at the Shanti Niketon's Rabindranath Tagore Birthday Poetry Competition. He received cash award of 2,500 Rupees from Bishho Varoti and Tagore handed him the prize.

Letter from Rabindranath Tagore[edit]

Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore wrote to Sherwani on 15 October 1935 to his home Pathantooly, Chittagong address praising him for his involvement in the Indian independence movement from British empire. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's letter to Sherwani – part 1 part 2

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Introduced Sherwani to Robindranath Tagore[edit]

On one occasion, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose introduced Sherwani to Robindranath Tagore. Tagore was very pleased to meet him and praised him for his involvement in Indian Independence movement from British rule. source

A New Book on Sherwani[edit]

A new book on Lokman Khan Sherwani entitled "Lokman Khan Sherwani" is under progress, edited by Professor Shamsul Hossain.

External links[edit]

Photos

References[edit]

Shewani Memorial Meeting at the Chittagong City Corporation Auditorium

Some Articles on Lokman Khan Sherwani

Books Dedicated to Lokman Khan Sherwani