Al Mahmud Quick facts
Name: Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud
Born: 11 July 1936 (age 79)
Morail Village, Brahmanbaria District
Occupation: Poet, journalist
Genre: Poet, novelist, short-story writer
Notable works: Lok Lokantor, Kaler Kalosh, Sonali Kabin
Notable awards: Bangla Academy Award (1968) Ekushey Padak (1987)
Spouse: Sayeda Nadira Begum
Al Mahmud Biography
Al Mahmud was born in 1936. He is one of the main poets of Bangladesh. His full name is Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud. He is a poet, novelist and short story writer. His all poems are on these subjects such as politics, nationalism and economical repression.
Al Mahmud Early life: He was born in the village of Morail under Brahman baria district 0n 11th july 1936. He is considered as one of the best poet in Bengali literature at the end of 20th century. He has risen in Brahman Baria town that means his child hood and secondary life days were spent here. His work in Bengali poetry is dominated by his frequent use of regional dialects.
Al Mahmud Work life: Sometime he writes in newspaper. Because of writing he came to Dhaka in 1954. He starts writing in a weekly newspaper called Kafela which is edited by Abdur Rashid and published by Nazmul Haque. He starts his journalism career as a proofreader in a daily newspaper “dainik millat”. In 1955 when Abdur Rashid left the job then He worked as an editor in this newspaper. He first seat beside all famous poet when his first book Lok Lokantor was published in 1963. Then kaler kalos (1966), sonali Kabin (1966), mayabi parda dhule utho (1969) was published and he entered in Bengali literature as a strong poet. After the liberation war of Bangladesh he concentrated himself to write story. In 1975 his first short story book pankourir rokta was published. In 1993 his first novel kobi o kolahol has been published. He started his career as a journalist. After the war of 1971 he worked as an Assistant Editor in a daily newspaper “doinik gonokantha”. Awami League government sent him to jail after the war. Then he joined in Shilpakala Academy and retired as a director.
Al Mahmud Published Book: lok lokantor, kaler kalos, sonali kabin, din japon, golpo somogra, premer golpo, kishore somogra, kabita somogra, nodir bhetor nodi, pankourir rakto, ural kabbya, upamahadesh and many others.
Award: His awards are ekushey padak (1987), Bangla Academy Award (1968), Lalon Award (2011), Kabi Jasim Uddin Award, Philips literary award.