Mohammad Moniruzzaman

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Mohammad Moniruzzaman
Native name মোহাম্মদ মনিরুজ্জামান
Born (1936-08-15)15 August 1936
Khorki para, Jessore District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 2 September 2008(2008-09-02) (aged 72)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Occupation Professor, lyricist, writer, poet
Awards full list

Mohammad Moniruzzaman (15 August 1936 – 2 September 2008) was a Bangladeshi writer, poet, professor, freedom fighter and lyricist.[1]

Career[edit]

Moniruzzaman received his BA in 1958 and his MA in 1959 from University of Dhaka. In 1969, he got his PhD from on Hindu-Muslim relationship in modern Bengali poetry.[1] He joined the University's Department of Bengali as a teaching advisor in 1959 and became a lecturer in 1962. He became a professor in 1975 and chair of the department in 1978. He was also district governor of the Rotary club (1986-1987) as well as a member of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

Awards[edit]

  • Certificate of Merit for Distinguished Contribution to Poetry by International Who's Who in poetry of London (1969)[1]
  • Bangla Academy Literary Award (1972)[2][3]
  • Ekushey Padak (1987)
  • Alaol Padak[3]
  • Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of London (1969)
  • Fellow of Bangla Academy (1972)

Personal life[edit]

Moniruzzaman's brother Mohammad Rafiquzzaman is also a lyricist who won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Lyrics in 1984 and 1986.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Moniruzzaman, Mohammad". In Islam, Sirajul; Choudhury, Vishwadev. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা" [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Lyricist Dr. Moniruzzaman passes away". The Daily Star. 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2018-01-10.