Shykh Seraj, an eminent media personality and agriculture development activist, stepped into his 66th year today.
He was born in Chandpur on September 7, 1954. He took his master’s degree in Geography from the Dhaka University. Since his student life, Seraj has been deeply involved with media, cultural and development activities.He became extremely popular as the host of the famous agricultural documentary 'Mati O Manush'.
Shykh Seraj received the highest state accolade Ekushey Padak for his brilliance in development journalism as the youngest ever at age 39 in 1995.
He has been a forerunner of development journalism in Bangladesh for over three decades. Due to his relentless broadcasting of news, news-features and publications, farming sector has been blessed with optimistic change.
For persistent contribution to developing the state of farmers and knocking the policy level for inspiring farmers, Ashoka Fellow Shykh Seraj was awarded the highest honour of an agricultural journalist, United Nation’s FAO AH Boerma Award for the period of 2008-2009.
He also received UK’s BCA Golden Jubilee Honour Award along with prestigious recognition from British House of Commons, along with more than fifty honours and accolades. Seraj has implemented television media to make a bridge between urban and rural people.
Besides his role as regular host and director for Channel i and BTV agricultural programmes, Shykh Seraj is writing regularly for famous newspapers and magazines.He has written many books; noted ones are Matsya Manual, Mati O Manusher Chashbash, Farmers’ File, Matir Kachhey Manusher Kachhey, Bangladesher Krishi: Prekhkhapot 2008, Krishi O Gonomadhyom, Aamar Swapner Krishi, Krishi Bajet Krishoker Bajet (2011), Somokalin Krishi O Onyanyo Prosongo (2011) and Krishi O Unyanon Chinta.