Syed Ali Ahsan

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Syed Ali Ahsan
Native name সৈয়দ আলী আহসান
Born (1922-03-26)26 March 1922
Alokdia, Magura, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 25 June 2002(2002-06-25) (aged 80)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality Bangladeshi

Syed Ali Ahsan (26 March 1922 – 25 June 2002) was a Bangladeshi poet, writer and professor.

Early life[edit]

Ahsan was born in the village of Alokdia of Magura district on 26 March 1922. His father, Syed Ali Hamed, was a School Inspector. His mother, Syeda Kamrunnegar Khatun, was the daughter of Syed Mokarram Ali, the zamindar and pir of Agla village in Nawabganj thana, Dhaka. He grew up in an atmosphere steeped in Sufi traditions inherited from both his paternal and maternal ancestors.[1] While studying at Armanitola School in 1937, Ahsan published a poem called The Rose in his school magazine. Subsequently, stories, essays and poems written by him in Bengali were published in magazines such as Azad, Mohammadi and Saogat. When he was a student of the department of English in Dhaka University his essay titled 'Kavi Satyendranath Dutta' was published in the quarterly Parichay, a magazine edited by Sudhindranath Dutta.[1]


Ahsan worked in All India Radio. He was a professor of department of Bengali in University of Dhaka and later, head of the department of Bengali of University of Karachi.

He was a director of Bangla Academy and was the Vice Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University, University of Rajshahi[2] and Darul Ihsan University. In addition, he was a National Professor(Jatio Addhapok) of Bangladesh. He was also an adviser of the Nobel prize committee for literature.[citation needed]


Ahsan died on 25 July 2002. He was buried next to the Jahangirnagar University Mosque with national honour.[1]


Ahsan translated National Anthem of Bangladesh into official English version.[3]

He was an editor of the antique book "Bangladesh; a souvenir on the first anniversary of Victory Day, December 16, 1972.", as well.


In 1987 Ahsan received the Independence Day Award of Bangladesh in Literature.[4] In 1982 he was awarded the Ekushey Padak Awards of Bangladesh in Literature.



  • America Amar Kichu Kotha
  • Chorjageeti Proshongo
  • Kobita Shomogro
  • Kotha Bichitra: Bishyo Shahitto


  • Onek Akas
  • Ekok Shandhay Bosonto
  • Sohosha Sochokit
  • Amar Protidiner Shobdo
  • Somudrei Jabo


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