Today is the 57th birthday of Shahjahan Abdali, a poet and writer.
Shahjahan Abdali was born at Dariakandi village in Banchharampur upazila of Brahmanbaria in 1964.He authored 70 books based on history of Liberation War, science fiction and satire. His famous books are ‘Netar Chamak’, ‘Kajer Majhe Amar Jara’, ‘Ei Somajer Sebok Jara’ and ‘Chorar Nupur’.
He is the editor of monthly ‘Dolon Chapa’ and general secretary of International Bangla Literature Centre Dhaka.
Shahjahan Abdali was given Madhusudan Academy Award, Bangladesh Cultural Foundation Gold Medal, Poet Shamsur Rahman Literature Award, Father Benjamin Kosta Literature Award, Poet Jashimuddin Literature Award and Joy Bangla Literature Medal.
Marking the day, a discussion will be held at the house of Poet Jashim Uddin in the capital’s Kamalapur area. Poet Faruk Newas, Dr Md Abdul Hye, lyricist MR Monju, Dr Rafiqua Afroze, Dr Md Jamir Hossain, Dr Sufi Sagar Shams, Dr Md Mustafizur Rahman and Azharul Islam Roni will take part in the event.