|Native name||Al Mahmud (আল মাহমুদ)|
|Born||Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud( 11 July 1936)
Brahmanbaria District, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||15 February 2019 (aged 82)
|Genre||Poet, novelist, short-story writer|
|Notable works||Lok Lokantor, Kaler Kalosh, Sonali Kabin, Mayabi Porda Dule Otho|
|Notable awards||Bangla Academy Literary Award (1968), Joy Bangla Award (1972), Humayun Kabir Memorial Award (1972), Jibonananda Memorial Award (1972), Kaji Motaher Hossain , Literary Award (1976), Kabi Jasim Uddin Award, Philips Literary Award (1986), Ekushey Padak (1986), Nasir Uddin Gold Award (1990), Chattagram Sangskriti , Kendro Farrukh Memorial Award (1995), Alakta Literary Award, Lalon Award (2011)|
|Spouse||Late Sayeda Nadira Begum|
|Children||Mir Sharif Mahmud, Mir Arif Mahmud, Mir Tarek Mahmud, Atia Mir, Tania Mir, Mir Muhammad Monir, Mir Anis,Zinia Mir|
Al Mahmud was one of the most prominent poets, novelists, and essayists of Bangladesh. He was born on July 11, 1936, in Morail Village, Brahmanbaria, British India (now Bangladesh) to Abdul Jabbar and Amena Khatun. Al Mahmud is known for his powerful poetry that addresses social issues and depicts the struggles of the working class and marginalized people. In this blog post, we will explore Al Mahmud’s personal life, career, relationships, and some interesting facts about him.
Al Mahmud was married and had four children. However, he was known to be a private person and did not share much about his personal life in public. He spent most of his life in the city of Dhaka and was a highly respected figure in the Bangladeshi literary community.
Al Mahmud began his career as a journalist in the 1950s, where he worked for several newspapers, including Juger Alo and Dainik Pakistan. He later became involved in literary activities and published his first collection of poems, Lok Lokantor (People’s Call), in 1963, which gained him popularity. He continued to write and publish poetry, novels, and essays throughout his life.
Al Mahmud’s poetry is known for its depth, intensity, and social relevance. His poetry often addresses the struggles of the working-class people, the marginalization of the poor and oppressed, and the political issues of Bangladesh. Some of his notable works include Sonali Kabin (Golden Cabin), Kaler Kalash (The Time’s Pitcher), and Mayabi Porda Dule Otho (Ride On The Magical Horse).
Al Mahmud had a close relationship with many of his contemporaries in the literary community, including the poets Shamsur Rahman and Syed Shamsul Haque. He also had a deep respect for the legendary Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore and was greatly influenced by his work.
- Al Mahmud was awarded the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1968 and the Ekushey Padak in 1976 for his contributions to Bangla literature.
- In 2018, he was honored with the prestigious Independence Day Award for his outstanding contributions to the cultural and literary fields of Bangladesh.
- Al Mahmud was known for his love of nature and often used nature as a theme in his poetry.
- He was also a gifted calligrapher and was skilled in the art of Arabic calligraphy.
In conclusion, Al Mahmud was a highly respected poet, novelist, and essayist who made significant contributions to the Bangladeshi literary community. His work continues to inspire readers and writers alike, and his legacy lives on as a testament to the power of literature to address social issues and promote cultural understanding.
১৯৩৬ খ্রিস্টাব্দে বাংলাদেশের কুমিল্লায় আল মাহমুদ জন্মগ্রহণ করেন। ছোটোবেলা থেকেই তিনি লেখালেখি করতে ভালোবাসতেন। তাঁর গল্প দৈনিক সত্যযুগ পত্রিকায় ছাপা হত। দৈনিক গণকণ্ঠ কাগজের সম্পাদক ছিলেন তিনি। তাঁর লেখা বিখ্যাত কতগুলি কবিতার বই লোক লোকান্তর, কলের-কলম ইত্যাদি। তিনি বাংলাদেশের বিখ্যাত কবি। সেই দেশের বাংলা একাডেমি পুরস্কার-সহ বহু পুরস্কারে তিনি সম্মানিত হয়েছেন