Shamsur Rahman

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Birthday
23, 1929
Birthplace
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Death Date
Aug 17, 2006 (76)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1929
Birthplace
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Death Date
Aug 17, 2006 (76)

About

Award-winning Bengali poet and journalist who penned over sixty collections of poetry. He was a recipient of both the Bangla Academy Award and the prestigious Ekushey Padak.

Before Fame

He studied English Literature at the University of Dhaka. He published his debut poetry collection, Prothom Gan Ditio Mrittur Age, in 1960.

Trivia

He wrote in free-verse and employed a Bengali rhythmical pattern known as Poyaar.

Family Life

He and his twelve siblings were raised in the village of Pahartoli, Bangladesh.

Associated With

He and Kazi Nazrul Islam were both renowned Bengali-language poets.