Today is the 55th birthday of Poet Shahjahan Abdali.
He was born in Darikandi village under Banchharampur upazila of Brahmanbaria district in 1964.Marking the day, a discussion is scheduled to be held at Jatiya Grantha Kendra in the city today where poets and litterateurs will be present, according to a news release.
Poet Shahjahan wrote 65 books in different wings of literature including poem, story, comedy and history, however have achieved fame for excellence in literature for children and comedy.
He is editor of a monthly magazine ‘Dolonchapa’ and general secretary of International Bangla Literature Centre Bangladesh.
Some of his notable books are ‘Netar Chamak’, Kajer Majhe Amar Zara’, ‘Galpagula Chotoder Prothom and Ditia Khonda’, ‘Ai Samajer Sebak Zara’, ‘Chhorar Nupur’, ‘Chhorar Gari Tomtom’, Roshebhora Shatachora’, ‘Ekattorer Birsrestha’, ‘Kabborani’, and ‘Purush Jakhan Nirjatita’.
He received Madushudan Academy Award, Bangladesh Cultural Foundation Gold Medal, Poet Shamshur Rahman Literature Award and Joy Bangla Literature Awards for his contribution in bangle literature.