A twentieth-century Bangladeshi writer, he is especially remembered for Tree Without Roots and Dark Moon. Over the course of his career, he published four novels, three plays, and two short story collections.
He published his first novel, Lalsalu (Tree Without Roots), in 1948.
He won the prestigious Ekushey Padak Award in 1983.
He was married to Anne Marie Waliullah from 1955 until his death in 1971.
He won the Ekushey Padak Award in 1983, four years before Al Mahmud received the same honor.