Al Mahmud

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Al Mahmud
Mahmud in 2007
Mahmud in 2007
Native name
আল মাহমুদ
BornMir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud
(1936-07-11)11 July 1936
Brahmanbaria District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died15 February 2019(2019-02-15) (aged 82)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
OccupationPoet, journalist
NationalityBangladeshi
GenrePoet, novelist, short-story writer
SubjectLiterature
Notable worksLok Lokantor
Kaler Kalosh
Sonali Kabin
Mayabi Porda Dule Otho
Notable awardsFull list
SpouseSayeda Nadira Begum
ChildrenMir Muhammad Monir

Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud[1] (known as Al Mahmud; 11 July 1936 – 15 February 2019) was a Bangladeshi poet, novelist, and short-story writer. He was thought of as one of the greatest Bengali poets of the 20th century.[2]

His work in Bengali poetry was known for his regional dialects.[3]

In the 1950s he was among those Bengali poets who were outspoken in their writing on such subjects as the events of the Bengali Language Movement, nationalism, political and economical repression, and the struggle against the West Pakistani government.[4]

Mahmud died of pneumonia in Dhaka on 15 February 2019 at the age of 82.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "কবি আল মাহমুদ আইসিইউতে". The Daily Star Bangla (in Bengali). 2019-02-10. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  2. "Al Mahmud turns 75". The Daily Star. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  3. "Al Mahmud". Truly Bangladesh.Retrieved: 22 January 2014
  4. Arif, Hakim (2012). "Poetry". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  5. "Poet Al Mahmud passes away". Prothom Alo. 2019-02-16. Retrieved 2019-02-15.