Mahbub Ul Alam Choudhury

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Mahbub Ul Alam Choudhury
Native name মাহবুব-উল-আলম চৌধুরী
Born (1927-11-07)7 November 1927
Gohira village, Raujan, Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 23 December 2007(2007-12-23) (aged 80)
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mahbub Ul Alam Choudhury (November 7, 1927 – December 23, 2007) was a Bangladeshi poet, journalist, and activist in the Bengali Language Movement.[1] He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2009 by the Government of Bangladesh.[2]

Early life[edit]

Choudhury was born to Ahmadur Rahman Chowdhury and Rowshan Ara Begum. He passed the Entrance Examination with distinction from Gohira High School in 1947. While studying intermediate (IA) in Chittagong College he left Chittagong.[3] He got involved in politics very early in his life. In 1942 he joined Quit India movement against British regime. In 1945 participated in the Bengal Provincial Students Summit where he came upon with the famous Bengali Literature writers of that time. He went across the rural areas during the political turmoil in 1946. He also became the Secretary of the first ever Nazrul anniversary in Chittagong. After the formation of Pakistan in 1947, Choudhury formed a monthly magazine Shimanto.[4]

Involvement in language movement[edit]

Choudhury was involved in the language movement from 1948 to 1956. In 1952 he was in the Chittagong State Language Action Committee. On February 21, after knowing the police incident at Dhaka University, he immediately wrote the poem Kadte Ashini which is the first influenced poem of the movement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Language Movement hero Mahbub no more". The Daily Star. December 24, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Death anniversary". The Daily Star. December 23, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Poet Mahbubul Alam Chowdhury's 7th death anniversary today". The Daily Observer. December 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Hossain, Selina. Prothom Alo, November 7, 2006