Syed Shamsul Haque

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Syed Shamsul Haque
Syed Shamsul Haque.png
Native name সৈয়দ শামসুল হক
Born (1935-12-27)27 December 1935
Kurigram, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 27 September 2016(2016-09-27) (aged 80)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality Bangladeshi
Occupation Writer
Years active 1954-2016
Spouse(s) Anwara Syed Haq
Children Bidita Sadiq (daughter)
Ditio Syed Haq (son)
Parents
  • Syed Siddique Husain (father)
  • Halima Khatun (mother)
Relatives Syed Raisuddin (grandfather)
Website www.syedhaq.com

Syed Shamsul Haq (27 December 1935 – 27 September 2016) was a Bangladeshi poet, lyricist and writer.[1] He was awarded Bangla Academy Award in 1966 (the youngest among all to receive it), Ekushey Padak in 1984 and Independence Day Award in 2000 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contributions to Bangla literature.[2] His notable books include "Payer Awaj Pawa Jai", "Nishiddho Loban", "Khelaram Khele Ja", "Neel Dongshon" and "Mrigoya".[3]

Early life[edit]

Haq was born in Kurigram on 27 December 1935 to Syed Siddique Husain, a homeopathic physician, and Halima Khatun.[4] He was the eldest of the eight children.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Haq was married to Anwara Syed Haq. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London.[4] Together they have one daughter, Bidita Sadiq, and one son, Ditio Syed Haq.[2]

On 27 September 2016, he died of lung cancer at the age of 81 in Dhaka.[5]

Work[edit]

Haq wrote poetry, fiction, plays (mostly in verse), Music lyrics and essays. His literary works were included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali literature in Bangladesh.

Haq wrote songs including "Jar Chaya Poreche Monero Aynate" and "Haire Manush Rongin Fanush".[2]

Poetry
  • Ekoda Ek Rajje (1961)
  • Boishekhe Rochito Ponktimala (1969)
  • Birotihin Utsob (1969)
  • Protidhonigon (1976)
  • Opor Purush (1978)
  • Kobita Samagra (2007)
  • Ek Ascharja Sangamer Smriti
Novels
  • Ek Mahilar Chhobi (1959)
  • Anupam Din (1962)
  • Simana Chhariye (1964)
  • Neel Dangshon (1981)
  • Smritimedh (1986)
  • Mrigayay Kalakshep (1986)
  • Stabdhatar Anubad (1987)
  • Ek Juboker Chhayapath (1987)
  • Swapna Sankranta (1989)
  • Brishti O Bidrohigon (1996)
  • Baro Diner Shishu (1989)
  • Banabala Kichu Taka Dhar Niyechhilo (1989)
  • Trahi (1989)
  • Tumi Sei Tarbari (1986)
  • Kayekti Manusher Sonali Jouban (1989)
  • Shreshtho Uponyas (1990)
  • Nirbasita (1990)
  • Nishiddha Loban (1990)
  • Khelaram Khele Ja (1991)
  • Megh O Machine (1991)
  • Iha Manush (1991)
  • Mahashunye Poran Master
  • Dwitiya Diner Kahini
  • Balikar Candrojan
  • Ayna Bibir Pala
  • Kaldharma
  • Duratwa
  • Na Jeyo Na
  • Onya Ek Alingan
  • Ek Mutho Janmabhumi
  • Bukjhim Bhalobasa
  • Acena
  • Alor Jonyo
  • Rajar Sundari
  • Gupta Jibon Prakashya Mritu
  • Chokebazi
  • Duder Galase Nil Machi
  • Jesmin Road
  • Khelaram Khele Ja
Stories
  • Tash (1954)
  • Seet Bikel (1959)
  • Rokto Golap (1964)
  • Anonder Mrittu (1967)
  • Collected Short Stories (2006)
Plays
  • Payer Awaj Paoa Jay
  • Nuruldiner Sara Jibon
  • Ekhane Ekhon
  • Ganonayaka
  • Eersha
  • Narigon
  • Uttarbangsha
  • Khatta Tamasha
  • Judhha ebong Judhha
  • Collected Verse plays
  • Collected plays
  • Banglar Mati Banglar Jol
Translations
  • Shakespear's Macbeth
  • Tempest
  • Troilus and Cresida
  • Ibsen's Pyr Gynt

Awards[edit]

  • Bangla Academy Award (1966)
  • Adamjee Literary Award (1969)
  • Alakta Gold Medal (1982)
  • Alaol Literary Award (1983)
  • Kabitalap Award (1983)
  • Literary Award of the Association of Women Writers
  • Ekushey Padak (1984)
  • TENAS Medal (1990)
  • Jebunnessa-Mahbubullah Gold Medal (1985)
  • Padabali Kabita Award (1987)
  • Nasiruddin Gold Medal (1990)
  • National Poetry Award (1997)
  • Independence Day Award (2000)
  • National Poetry Honour (2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Intellectuals for erasing communal forces". Daily Star. 2 March 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Hossain, Rafi (October 8, 2016). "The Late Legendary Littérateur". The Daily Star. Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "২০১৬: শিল্প সাহিত্য অঙ্গন যাঁদের হারিয়েছে" (in Bangla). The Daily Star. December 29, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "About Shamsul Haque". jaleshwari. Archived from the original on 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Syed Shamsul Haq passes away". The Daily Star. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Golpo Songroho (Collected Stories), the national textbook of B.A. (pass and subsidiary) course of Bangladesh, published by University of Dhaka in 1979 (reprint in 1986).
  • Bangla Sahitya (Bengali Literature), the national textbook of intermediate (college) level of Bangladesh published in 1996 by all educational boards.

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