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Bollywood Actor Irfan Khan 1962

Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan, popularly known as Irrfan Khan (Born 30 November 1962), is an Indian actor in film, television and theatre. He received recognition for his roles in The Warrior (2001), Maqbool (2003), Haasil (2004), The Namesake (2006), A Mighty Heart (2007), Life in a... Metro (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Billu (2009), New York (2009), New York, I Love You (2009), and Vodafone commercials. He has won two Filmfare Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Independent Spirit Award nomination. He is also the recipient of 2011 Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award in India. He has also been cast in the movie: The Amazing Spiderman as Nels Van Adder.

Born Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan[1]
30 November 1962 (1962-11-30) (age 48)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Other names Irfan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Spouse Sutapa Sikdar Khan (1995-present)

Khan was born in Jaipur to a Muslim Pathan Nawab family. Khan's mother, Sayeeda Begum, was from the Tonk Hakim family, and his father, the late Jagirdar, was from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, and ran a tyre business. Khan was studying for his M.A. degree when he earned a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1984.


After graduating in 1987, Khan moved to Mumbai, where he acted in numerous television serials like Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta (Doordarshan), "AnooGoonj" on Doordarshan" Star Bestsellers (Star Plus), and Sparsh. He was the main villain in a series called Darr (which aired on Star Plus), where he played the role of a psycho serial killer, opposite Kay Kay Menon. He also played the role of famous revolutionary Urdu poet and Marxist political activist of India Makhdoom Mohiuddin in Kahkashan produced by Ali Sardar Jafri.

He acted in some of the episodes of Star Bestsellers (aired on Star-Plus). In one of the episodes, his role was of a parchoon shopkeeper who has a misconception that his landlord's wife is trying to seduce him and it turns out that his own wife (Tisca Chopra) is cheating on him. In the other one, he played the role of an office-accountant who, after being insulted by his female boss, took revenge. He also appeared in a serial called Bhanvar (aired on SET India) for two episodes. In one episode, he performed the role of a thug who somehow lands in court, where he presents himself as a lawyer.

Theatre and television kept him afloat until Mira Nair offered him a cameo in Salaam Bombay (1988) though his role was edited out in the final film.

In the 1990s he appeared in the critically acclaimed film Ek Doctor Ki Maut and Such a Long Journey (1998) and various other films which went unnoticed.

After many unsuccessful films, things changed when London-based director Asif Kapadia gave him the lead in The Warrior, a historical film completed in 11 weeks on location in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. In 2001 The Warrior opened in international film festivals, making Irrfan Khan a known face.

In 2003 he acted in Indian born writer-director, Asvin Kumar's short film, "Road to Ladakh". After the film received rave reviews at international festivals, the film is now being made into a full length feature, again starring Irrfan Khan. That same year he played the title role in the critically acclaimed Maqbool, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

His first Bollywood main lead role came in 2005 with film Rog. Thereafter he appeared in several films either playing the leading role or a supporting role as a villain. In 2004 he won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in film Haasil.

In 2007, he appeared in the box office hits Metro, for which he received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, and The Namesake. They were closely followed by his appearance in the international films A Mighty Heart and The Darjeeling Limited.

Even after becoming a successful actor in Bollywood, he has not severed his ties with television. He anchored a show Mano Ya Na Mano (airing on Star One). He hosted another programme named Kyaa Kahein which was similar to Mano Ya Na Mano.

In 2008, he was featured as a narrator in an Arts Alliance production, id - Identity of the Soul. The performance toured worldwide, with tens of thousands turning out to see the event as it toured the West Bank. He also plays the police inspector in the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, for which he and the cast of the movie won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

In 2009, he featured in the film Acid Factory. Khan has stated that he wants to do more and more action films in the future. He also appeared as an FBI agent in New York and as a Gujarati diamond merchant in New York, I Love You. His future films include Paan Singh Tomar in which he will essay the role of real-life Rajput runner Paan Singh Tomar.

He recently worked on the third season of the HBO series In Treatment, enacting the part of Sunil, who is finding it difficult to come to terms with his wife's death and loneliness after moving to New York, USA.

Khan said in an IGN interview that he will be playing a character named Nels Van Atter in the 2012 Spider-Man reboot, also the true identity of Proto-Goblin, an adversary of Spider-man.

Personal life

On 23 February 1995, Khan married writer Sutapa Sikdar, who is also a NSD graduate. They have two children named Babil and Ayan.

He has two brothers, Imran Khan and Salman Khan and one sister Rukhsana Begum. They still live in Jaipur and run their businesses.



  • 2003: Filmfare Best Villain Award - Haasil
  • 2007: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award - Life in a Metro
  • 2008: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Slumdog Millionaire
  • 2011: Padma Shri


  • 2007: Independent Spirit Award: Best Supporting Male - The Namesake
  • 2008: Stardust Best Supporting Actor Award - The Namesake
  • 2008: IIFA Award: IIFA Best Supporting Actor - Life in a Metro


Year Film Role Other notes
1988 Salaam Bombay Letter writer
1989 Kamla Ki Maut Ajit
1990 Drishti Rahul
Chanakya "Senapati" Bhadrashaal TV series
1991 Ek Doctor Ki Maut Amulya Award wining film by Tapan Sinha
1994 Banegi Apni Baat N/A N/A
2001 The Warrior Lafcadia - Warrior
Kasoor Public Prosecutor
2002 Gunaah Police Inspector
2003 Haasil Ranvijay Singh Winner, Filmfare Best Villain Award
Footpath Sheikh
Maqbool Maqbool
2004 Shadows of Time Yani Mishra Bengali/German film
Aan: Men at Work Yusuf Pathan
Charas: A Joint Operation Ranbhir Singh Rathore
2005 Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets Pipi
Rog Inspector Uday Rathore
Chehraa Chandranath Diwan
7½ Phere Manoj
2006 Yun Hota To Kya Hota Salim Rajabali
The Killer Vikram/Roopchand Swaroopchand Solanki
Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante Krish Vaidya
Sainikudu Pappu Yadav Telugu film
2007 A Mighty Heart Captain Screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival
Life in a Metro Monty Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
The Namesake Ashoke Ganguli
The Darjeeling Limited The Father
Apna Asmaan Ravi Kumar
Aaja Nachle Farooque, Najma's husband
Partition Avtar
2008 Road to Ladakh
Short film
Tulsi Suraj
Sunday Kumar
Krazzy 4 Dr. Mukherjee
Mumbai Meri Jaan Thomas
Slumdog Millionaire Police Inspector Winner, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Chamku Mr Kapoor
Dil Kabaddi Samit
2009 Acid Factory Kaizar
Billu Billu/Vilas Pardesi
New York Roshan (FBI Official)
New York, I Love You Mansuhkhbai
2010 Right Yaaa Wrong Vinay Patnaik
Paan Singh Tomar Paan Singh Tomar
Hisss Vikram Gupta
Knock Out Bacchoo/ Tony Khosla
In Treatment Sunil
2011 Yeh Saali Zindagi Arun
7 Khoon Maaf Wasiullah Khan a.k.a. Musafir
Thank You Vikram
Banker to the Poor
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Nels Van Adder
Life of Pi Adult Piscine Molitor Patel ("Pi") Filming

Bangladeshi Writer Munier Chowdhury 1925 - 1971

Munier Chowdhury (Bengali: মুনীর চৌধুরী) (born: 27 November 1925 - died: 14 December 1971) was a Bangladeshi educator, playwright, literary critic and political dissident.

Chowdhury graduated from Dhaka Collegiate School in 1941. He attended Aligarh Muslim University and later studied English literature for his Bachelors degree (with honors, 1946) and Masters (1947) at the Dhaka University. In 1954, he completed a second Masters degree, summa cum laude, in Bangla. In 1958, he obtained another Masters in Linguistics from Harvard University.

Munier Chowdhury started his career in teaching at Brojolal College in Khulna and worked there between 1947 and 1950. Later he worked for some time at the Jagannath College in Dhaka in 1950. After that, he joined the Dhaka University in 1950 and taught both in English and Bengali language departments between 1950 and 1971.

Munier Chowdhury actively participated in the Language Movement of 1952, and was imprisoned by the Pakistan government. He wrote his famous symbolic drama, Kabar (The Grave) during his imprisonment. He also fought against any type of cultural repression during the late 1950s and 1960s. In 1967, he protested against the Pakistan government's directive to ban Tagore songs on Radio and Television. In the late 1960s there was a movement in Pakistan to replace the Bengali language alphabet with the Arabic alphabet. As a linguist and writer, Munier Chowdhury protested this move to undermine the native language of East Pakistan. He actively participated in the non-cooperation movement during the early part of 1971 and renounced his award Sitara-e-Imtiaz (awarded by Pakistan Govt in 1966).

Important works

  • Kabar (The grave), 1952 - a one act play about the Language Movement
  • Raktakta Prantar (The bloody meadow), 1959 - play about the Third Battle of Panipat
  • Mir-Manas, 1965 - literary critique of Mir Mosharraf Hossain's literature
  • Munier Optima, 1965 - a Bangla keyboard layout design
  • Dandakaranya, 1966
  • Chithi (The letter), 1966
  • Palashi Barrack O Anyanya, 1969
  • Tulanamulak Samalochana (Comparative critique), 1969
  • Bangla Gadyariti (Bengali literary style),1970


  • Bangla Academy Prize, 1962
  • Daud Prize, 1965
  • Sitara-e-Imtiaz, 1966, awarded by Govt. of Pakistan


On 14 December 1971 Munier Chowdhury, along with a large number of Bengali intellectuals, educators, doctors and engineers, was kidnapped from their houses and later tortured and executed by the Pakistan Army and its Bengali collaborators (Jamaat activists, Al-Badr, Al-Shams), only 2 days before the end of the Bangladesh War. His body was never found.

Personal life

Munier Chowdhury is survived by his wife Lily Chowdhury and three sons Ahmed Munier, Ashfaq Munier and Asif Munier. Ashfaq Munier is at present the CEO of the Bangladeshi satellite channel ATN NEWS. Asif Munier is a leading activist for human rights in the country and was a founder member of Projonmo Ekattor, a leading human rights group in Bangladesh, which initiated the building of the Rayer Bazar Smriti Shoudho (Rayer Bazar Memorial) in Dhaka. This memorial was built on the barren land on which the Pakistani army dumped the bodies of the intellectuals after murdering them. Projonmo Ekattor also campaigns for the trial of war criminals of 1971. Asif Munier also runs his own theatre group, Bongorongo, through which he stages his fathers plays regularly.

Bollywood Actor Arjun Rampal 1972

Arjun Rampal made his debut in Bollywood with the film "Moksha". His next film was "Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat". None of these films did well at box office but his performance was noticed. Since his debut, Arjun Rampal has worked steadily in films such as "Aankhen", "Dil Hai Tumhaara ", "Yakeen " and "Ek Ajnabee ". Before coming to Bollywood, Arjun Rampal was a famous Model. He was discovered in a discotheque of Delhi by the famous designer Rohit Bal.

Rajiv Rai cast Arjun Rampal in a music video 'Don't Marry' with model Namrata Baruwah and he also signed him for his film "Pyaar, Ishq Aur Mohabbat" with Keerti Reddy, Suniel Shetty and Aftab Shivdasani. Arjun Rampal has also ventured into film production; Arjun has set up his own production company 'Chasing Ganesha Films'. His first produced film was "I See You", which received poor reviews and failed at the box office. Arjun Rampal is married to the famous model Mehr Jesia and has two daughters named Mahikaa and Myra.

Date of Birth: 26th November, 1972.
Address: 104 Hill Post, Shirley Rajan Road, Opp. Stringfield High School Bandra, Mumbai- 400 050
Height: 6'0"
Debut Film: "Moksha"

Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat , Moksha Deewaanapan, Aankhen , Dil Hai Tumhaara, Dil Ka Rishta , Tehzeeb, Asambhav, Vaada , Elaan, Yakeen, Ek Ajnabee, Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai, Darna Zaroori Hai, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna , Don, I See You , Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. , Om Shanti Om and Dus Kahaniyaan

  • Arjun Rampal's parents are Gwen and Amarjeet Rampal.
  • Arjun Rampal has done a lot for charity including sponsoring many children in an orphanage.
  • Film actress Kim Sharma is his cousin.
  • Arjun Rampal and his younger sister attended the prestigious Kodaikanal International School located in Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu, where his mother was a teacher

Bangladeshi Writer Nurul Momen 1908 - 1990

Nurul Momen (Bangla: নুরুল মোমেন) (November 25, 1908 – February 16, 1990), also known as Natyaguru, was an educationist, playwright, director, humorist, lawyer, broadcaster, philanthropist and essayist of Bangladesh. He is recognized as a pioneer of modern Bengali drama,"acting as a bridge between earlier and later playwrights in terms of content and style", and even referred to as the "Father of Bangladeshi theatre".

Born 25 November 1908(1908-11-25)
Alphadanga, Jessore, Bangladesh
Died 16 February 1990(1990-02-16) (aged 81)
Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Occupation Playwright, Writer, Educationist, Theatre Director
Language Bangla, English, Urdu
Nationality Bangladeshi
Ethnicity Bengali
Citizenship Bangladesh
Genres play, short story, essay
Notable work(s) Nemesis · Rupantor
Notable award(s) Bangla Academy Award (1961)
Ekushey Padak (1978)
Spouse(s) Amena Momen (d. 1993)
Children Momena Momen Saara (d. 1995) · Ahmad Nurul Momen (d. 2009) · Hammad Nurul Momen · Faisal Mahmud Nurul Momen

Early life and education

Nurul Momen was born on November 25, 1908, as son of Nurul Arefin, a physician and landlord in Alfadanga, at that time part of Jessore. He went to primary school in Calcutta and was admitted in 1916 into Zila School in Khulna . At the age of ten he wrote his first poem, Shondhya (Evening), in the same verse as Tagore’s Shonar Tory. In 1919 it was published in the then reputed journal Dhrubotara. In 1920, he was enrolled in the Dhaka Muslim High School where he resided in the Dafrin Hostel. After matriculation in 1924 he studied at Dhaka Intermediate College. Passing intermediate, he enrolled for an B. A. at the newly established Dhaka University from 1926 on.

While he was residing at at "Muslim Hall" of Dahaka University, the various halls staged the then new play Muktadhara by Rabindranath Tagore. After some initial resistance, Momen received the main role of “Botu”. This ignited his passion for drama and even earned him a prize, but was also the only time that he performed as actor himself.

After receiving his B.A. from Dhaka University in 1929, he studied law at the Department of Law, University of Calcutta. Upon completing his B.L. examinations in 1936 he started practicing at the Calcutta High Court.

Radio work

After the foundation of All India Radio in Dhaka, 1939, Momen picked up on the opportunity of the new medium and became its the first Muslim author. In 1941 he wrote and directed he comedy Rupantor (Transformation) for the radio. With its progressive plot and a female main character it differed vastly form traditional Muslim plays and was actually the first modern drama of Bangladesh. Upon initiative of the critic the poet and literary critic Mohitlal Majumder, the play was also published in the yearly Puja issue of the newspaper Anandabazaar.

While he was in London for higher studies form 1948 on, Nurul Momen and his friend Nazir Ahmed started a BBC Bangla program, a weekly one-hour format called Anjuman where Momen was responsible for the literary content.

Teaching career and university life

Rather than continuing to practice law after the partition of India, he joined the faculty of Law at the Dhaka University in 1945. There he was known for including elements from literature and music into the law classes He encouraged Munier Chowdhury, who would later translate You Never Can Tell, to read George Bernard Shaw and got many other students interested in theatre. From 1948 until 1951 he was on leave from Dhaka University, undergoing higher studies in England and graduating in Law from London University.

Private life

Nurul Momen married Amena Momen (died 1993). They had four children, Momena Momen Saara (died 1995), Ahmad Nurul Momen (died 2009), Hammad Nurul Momen and Faisal Mahmud Nurul Momen.


List of plays

  • Rupantor (1947)
  • Nemesis (1948)
  • Yadi Emon Hoto
  • Naya Khandan
  • Alochhaya
  • Shatkara Ashi
  • Ainer Antorale
  • Rupolekha
  • Bhai Bhai Shobai (a play with only male character)
  • Eituku ei Jibontate (a play with only female character)
  • Underneath the Law
  • We are Brothers All
  • Is Law An Ass
  • At the Alter of the Law
  • Jeman Ichchha Temon
  • Adikkheta
  • London Probashe
  • Ha-jo-bo-ro-la
  • Forbidden Pleasures
  • Andhokartai Alo (1964)
  • Thik Cholar Poth (The right way to go:a symbolic costume-play for children)

List of other works


Momen received the following awards:

  • Best New Playwright Award in Calcutta, 1954
  • Bangla Academy Award in 1961
  • Medjid Al Makky award in 1968
  • Ekushey Padak in 1978
  • Nasiruddin gold medal in 1979
  • Chader Haat Award in 1988 and
  • TENASINAS award in 1989
  • honored at India-Pakistan cultural conference in New Delhi in 1963
  • Chicago University’s International Players’ honor in 1964
  • honored by British theatre personalities in 1966
  • honored by drama group ‘Theatre’ in 1977
  • Sitara-e-Imtiaz, 1967 (which he renounced and destroyed in 1971)

Posthumous events

On November 25, 2008, his birth centenary was celebrated at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). His 102nd birthday was celebrated in November 2010 with a week-long festival, organized again by the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy together with the Aurony Mohona International Foundation (AMIF).

Bangali Actress Rupa Ganguly 1966

Rupa Ganguly or Roopa Ganguly (Bengali: রূপালী গঙ্গোপাধ্যায়, rupali gônggopaddhae) (born 25 November 1966) is an Indian actress in the Hindi and Bengali language film industry, as well as television[1] She became popular after playing Draupadi in the hit Television series Mahabharat (1988), and in film is most known for her roles in films like Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) by Gautam Ghose, Yugant (1995) by Aparna Sen, and Antarmahal (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh.

Born Roopa Ganguly
November 25, 1966 (1966-11-25) (age 44)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Spouse Dhruba Mukherjee (1992-2009) (divorced)

Rupa Ganguly was born in Kalyani near Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She grew up in a joint family.

She passed her Madhyamik Exam from Beltala Girls' High School

She graduated from the Jogamaya Devi College, an affiliated undergraduate women's college of the historic University of Calcutta, in Kolkata.


Rupa Ganguly debuted in the Anil Kapoor starrer, Saaheb 1985, as a child actress. Her second role was in Malayalam film, Ithile Iniyum Varu (1986), with Mamoothy as lead. Though her first role as a lead actress, was the pivotal role of Draupadi, in B.R. Chopra's mythological TV series, Mahabharat (1988), which immediately got her attention, and also lead to a role in Mrinal Sen's, Ek Din Achanak (1989).

Her other notable works are in award-winning film, Padma Nadir Majhi (1993) by Gautam Ghose, Yugant (1995) by Aparna Sen, Abar Aranye (2003) by Gautam Ghose, Antarmahal (2006) by Rituparno Ghosh, apart from these film appearances she has done, numerous television series, both in Bengali and Hindi, including Sukanya (1998) etc.

After working in a few Hindi films, she shifted to Kolkata, and after appearing in numerous Bengali films through the 1990s, shifted based to Mumbai in 2007, with an English film called, Bow Barracks Forever (2004), directed by Anjan Dutta, and continued to act in Bengali films. She started working in Hindi TV series, with Karam Apnaa Apnaa (2007), moving on to Love Story (SAB TV series) (2007), and more recently in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo (2009).

Personal life

Rupa Ganguly was married to Dhruba Mukherjee, a Mechanical Engineer, since 1992. After 14 years of marriage the couple separated in 2007, and later formally divorced in January 2009. They have a son named Aakash.

She lived with her singer companion, Dibyendu, 13 years younger than her, in her Mumbai flat. Rupa has since split with Dibyendu. Her appearance in the concluding episode of STAR Plus's hit reality show, Sacch Ka Saamna (2009), the Indian adaptation of the British reality show, The Moment of Truth, created media stir


  • Saaheb (1985)
  • Mahabharat (1988 TV Series)
  • Ek Din Achanak (1989)
  • Kamla ki Maut (1989)
  • Pyaar Ka Devta (1990)
  • Bahaar Aane Tak (1990)
  • Meena Bazar (1991)
  • Inspector Dhanush (1991)
  • Saugandh (1991)
  • Virodhi (1992)
  • Nishchaiy (1992)
  • Janani aka Mother (1993
  • Padma Nadir Majhi (1993)
  • Gopalaa (1994)
  • Yugant (1995)
  • Vrindavan Film Studios (1996)
  • Sukanya (1998 TV Series)
  • Bariwali (2000)
  • Abar Aranye (2003)
  • Mahulbanir Sereng (2004)
  • Bow Barracks Forever (2004)
  • Shunyo E Bukey (2005)
  • Ek Mutho Chabi (2005)
  • Krantikaal (2005)
  • Antarmahal(2006)
  • Karam Apnaa Apnaa (TV series) (2007)
  • Love Story (SAB TV series) (2007)
  • Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya (TV series) (2008)
  • Luck (2009)
  • Kasturi (TV series) (2009)
  • Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo(2009)
  • Sacch Ka Saamna(2009) (TV series)
  • Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil(2011) (TV series)

Bollywood Actor Amol Palekar 1944

Amol Palekar was born in a Maharashtrian Saraswat Brahmin family. He attended Sir J. J. School of art in Bombay. Amol Palekar started his acting career with the Marathi experimental stage with Satyadev Dubey. Later he established his own group "Aniket". Amol Palekar introduced street theatre in Maharashtra.

Amol made his debut in films with noted Marathi film "Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe" directed by Satyadev Dubey. He was cast by Basu Chatterjee in the movie "Rajnigandha", which led to many other such roles in middle-class comedies often directed by Chatterjee or Hrishikesh Mukherjee such as "Golmaal", "Chhoti Si Baat" and "Naram Garam". Amol Palekar turned from acting to film direction with the Marathi film "Aakriet". Since then he has directed many films which include "Ankahi", "Thodasa Rumani Ho Jaye", "Bangarwadi", "Daayraa", "Anahat", "Kairee", "Dhyaas Parva". His movie "Paheli" was India's official entry for the Oscar Awards in 2006 but did not make it to the final nominations.

Date of Birth: 24th November, 1944.
Address: 10th N. S. ROAD, JVPD SCHEME, Bombay- 400049
Education: Post Graduate in Fine Arts.
Debut Film: "Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe" (Marathi)
"Baaton Baaton Mein" (Hindi)
Film Awards: Best Movie Awards for the film "Akriet"

Aks, Teesra Kaun?, Baat Ban Jaye, Ankahee, Jhoothi, Khamosh, Tarang, Pyaasi Aankhen, Rang Birangi, Damaad, Jeevan Dhaara, Olangal, Shriman Shrimati, Chehre Pe Chehra, Naram Garam, Agni Pareeksha, Akriet, Sameera, Apne Paraye, Aanchal, Baaton Baaton Mein, Do Ladke Dono Kadke, Golmaal, Jeena Yahan, Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi, Solva Sawan, Agar, Bhumika, Gharaonda, Kanneshwara Rama, Safed Jhoot, Taxi Taxi, Chitchor, Chhoti Si Baat, Jeevana Jyoti, Rajnigandha and Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe.

  • Amol Palekar claims to be an atheist though he was brought up in a Hindu family.
  • He says, "I am not here to impress people, I am telling a story as best as possible". If more people enjoy it, I would be very happy.

Bangali Actress Ruma Guha Thakurta 1934

Ruma Guha Thakurta (Bengali: রুমা গুহঠাকুরতা) is a Bengali actress and singer.

Birth name Ruma Ghosh
Born November 21, 1934 (1934-11-21) (age 76)
Genres Film music
Occupations actress, Activist, singer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1944–present

She was born in 1934 as Ruma Ghosh. She hails from a Brahmo Bengali family. Her father was Satyen Ghosh (known as Montey Ghosh) and her mother was Sati Devi, a singer. Sati Devi's younger sister Bijoya married film director Satyajit Ray. Thakurta had her formal education in many places including Santiniketan for a brief period. She was educated first in Loretto and then in Gokhale School and thereafter Sacred Heart School, Lahore. She was also one of the earliest child students of Uday Shankar Cultural Centre in Almora in its formative years where her mother had been a music teacher. Kishore Kumar married Ruma Ghosh in May 1951 in Bombay, and their son Amit Kumar was born the following year. The couple divorced in 1958. She settled in Calcutta and married Arup Guha Thakurta and had two children by him, Ayan and Sromana. In 1958 she set up Calcutta Youth Choir with Salil Chowdhury and Satyajit Ray.

Singing career

As a solo singer Ruma Guha Thakurta recorded a few Rabindra Sangeet like Maya Bono Biharini Harini with Kishore Kumar and 'Tomar Geeti Jagalo Smriti with Hemant Kumar in Lookochuri, Sukher Majhe tomai dekhechi in Jodi Jantem, and Potho Hara Tumi Pothika and some Rabindra Sangeet in 'Bakshaw Badal', 'Bajey Karun Surey' in Manihara, 'Momochitte Nite Nritey' in Ponchoshor and others. HMV recorded Kotha Baire Dure, Khone Khone Mone Mone and few others. In Bangla Adunik (modern) songs genre, Guhathakurta recorded a number of songs such as, Mon Je amar kemon kemon... and Chinite parini badhu...in Polatak, 'Ei To Hethai Kunja...' with Kishore Kumar in Lookochuri, Jodi Akash Hote in Ashi te Ashio na (only used in film), Sukh Sari with Manna Dey in Antony Firengee, Sudhu Poth Chey thakain Baghini , and the baithaki songs in the movie Benarasi. In 1969, HMV recorded Ek Khana Megh Bheshe elo akase and Bathan Bathan by her, which were super hits. Her duet songs like Sajea Dopati with Bhupen Hazarika are also memorable. In the year 1993, after Satyajit Ray died, she recorded Puroskare Sommane as a tribute to him. She also sang a song as tribute to Mother Teresa, after she had died. Most of the songs sung by her is always related for awakening the society. The most excellent Bengali choral version of Ol' Man River is performed regularly on their concerts by Calcutta Youth Choir arranged by Ruma. Other noted songs include 'Tomar Amar Thikana', 'Ei Amader Desh', 'Bharat Jai Jan', 'Sare Jahan Se Accha', etc. The Bengali version of We Shall Overcome, translated by Shibdas Bandyopadhyay, "Ek Din Surjyer Bhor" (literally translated as "One Day The Sun Will Rise") was recorded by the Calcutta Youth Choir arranged by Guhathakurta during the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence and became one of the largest selling Bengali records.

Acting career

Her career started in Bollywood as a child artist. Thakurta acted in more than 100 movies in Bengali. Most of her Hindi movies were released in the 1950s. She joined Bollywood as a child artist at a remuneration of Indian Rupee symbol.svg500 (US$11.15) at the age of thirteen in the Prithvi Theatre. She acted in number Hindi movies like Rajani, Raagrang, Samar, Afsar, and Bairaag. In 1944 Devikarani gave her a break in Jwar Bhata after seeing her dance. Ritwik Ghatak wanted her to act in the lead role in his film Meghe Dhaka Tara, but she was busy in shooting Rajen Tarafdar’s Ganga so she could not accept the offer. She performed as a lead actress in films such as Khaneker Athithi, Benarasi, Ashi te Asio Na, Personal Asst, Ganga, Abhijan, Nirjan Soikote, Ponchosor, Arogya Niketon, and Ganashatru. She performed as a supporting actress in Cheley Kar, Gar Nasimpur, Bhaghini, Jodi Jantem, Hanghsa Mithun, Balika Badhu, Chakranto, Malabadal, Chowdury Paribar, Aakrosh, and Aagoon. She won the award for best actress for her performance in Nirjan Saikate. She acted as a mother character in Amar Songa, Anuraher Chhoya, Trayee, Dadar Kirti, Arogya Niketon, Papi, 36 Chowringhee Lane, Amrita Kumbher Sandhane, and Srodhanjoli. She also played characters in Mega TV serials like Prabaho, Ghum Nei, and Pritibimbo. In 2006 she also acted in Mira Nair's The Namesake (film). She acted in Hindi Films too like Milan ( Naukadubi in Bengali) with Diliplumar.also in Mashal

Honors and awards

Thakurta received the Soviet Land Nehru Peace Award in the year 1982, the President's Medal for her performance in Nirjan Saikate in 1963, Banga Ratna in 2009, and the Bharat Nirman Award from the Government of India.

Bollywood Actress Aarti Chhabria 1982

Aarti Chhabria ( born 21 November 1982) is an Indian actress and a former model, who appears in Bollywood, Telugu and Kannada movies.

Chabaria was born in Mumbai. She comes from a Sindhi family. Her family has no connections with Bollywood or any other Indian movie industry. Her father is a dentist Dr. Ashok Chabria, and her mother Sunita Chabria is a designer for beaded curtains and pelmets. She has a younger brother named Abhishek.

Aarti Chhabria
Born November 21, 1982 (1982-11-21) (age 28)
Mumbai, India
Other names Aarti Chabaria
Aarti Chabria
Arti Chabria
Occupation Actress, Model

Chabaria was modeling since the age of 3 years. She was the Farex Baby, and appeared in several commercials like, Maggi Noodles, Pepsodent Tooth Paste, Clean and Clear Facewash, Amul Frostick Ice-cream, Lml Trendy Scooter, Krach Cream.

After completing her education, Aarti shot into fame when she was crowned Miss India WorldWide in 1999. She then appeared in the music videos - Sukhwinder Singh's Nashi Hi Nasha, Adnan Sami's Roothe Hue Hai Kyo (from album Tera Chehra) and another one titled Madhubala.

She made her debut in Bollywood with Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai in 2002, but before that she had also acted in a cameo role in Akansha and Lajja in 1989 and 2001 respectively. She portrayed the roles of an NRI tapori in Awara Paagal Deewana, of a woman with a split personality in Raja Bhaiya, a conservative Muslim belle who is a bar dancer, in love with an underworld don in Shootout At Lokhandwala, and a Christian housewife in Daddy Cool.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2001 Lajja Sushma Hindi Special appearance
credited as Aarti Chabaria
2002 Awara Paagal Deewana Tina Chippa Hindi credited as Aarti Chabria
Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai Naina Dixit Hindi
2003 Raja Bhaiya Pratibha Sahni / Radha Hindi
Okariki Okaru Swapna Rao Telugu
2004 Intlo Srimati Veedhilo Kumari Anjali Telugu
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo Trilok's wife Hindi Special appearance
2005 Aham Premasmi Apsara Kannada
Shaadi No. 1 Rekha Kothari Hindi credited as Aarti Chabaria
Ssukh Bhavna Rakesh Verma Hindi
2006 Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera Aarti Hindi
2007 Shootout At Lokhandwala Tarannum 'Tanu' Hindi
Partner Nikki Hindi Special appearance
credited as Aarti Chabria
Anamika Anamika Shroff / Anamika V. Sesodia Hindi Special appearance
Heyy Babyy Ali's ex-girlfriend Hindi
2008 Dhoom Dadakka Shivani Sawant Hindi
Chinatakayala Ravi Dancer Telugu
Gopi – Goda Meedha Pilli
2009 Rajini
Daddy Cool Nancy Lazarus Hindi
Toss Sasha Hindi
Kisse Pyaar Karoon Natasha Hindi credited as Arti Chabria
2010 Dus Tola Suvarnalata Shastri Hindi credited as Aarti Chabria
Milenge Milenge Sofiya Rajeev Arora Hindi

Writer Poet Sufia Kamal 1911 - 1999

Sufia Kamal (Bangla: সুফিয়া কামাল) (June 20, 1911-November 20, 1999) was a poet, writer, organizer, feminist and activist from Bangladesh. She was born to a Muslim family in Barisal, Bangladesh. She is one of the most widely recognized cultural personalities in Bangladesh. When she died in 1999, she was buried with full state honors, the first woman in Bangladesh to receive this honor.

Born June 20, 1911(1911-06-20)
Barisal, Bangladesh
Died November 20, 1999(1999-11-20) (aged 88)
Occupation poet, writer

Early life

Sufia Kamal was born in Shaestabad, daughter of a distinguished zamindar family, in Barisal. During her childhood, women's education was prohibited and she could not afford to get academic education. But she learnt Bangla, Hindi, English, Urdu, Arabic, Kurdish and Persian language from her house tutors. In 1918, she went to Kolkata with her mother where she came to meet with Begum Rokeya. She was first married at the age of 11 to her cousin Syed Nehal Hossain, then a law student. They had a daughter, Amena Kahar, and Mr. Hossain died in 1932. Five years later, Ms. Kamal married Kamaluddin Ahmed.

In addition to her first daughter, Ms. Kamal is survived by two other daughters, Sultana Kamal and Saida Kamal; two sons, Shahed Kamal and Sajed Kamal; three grandsons, three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

A short story "Shainik Bodhu" which she wrote was published in a local paper in 1923. She came across prominent South Asian personalities, such as Begum Rokeya, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Mahatma Gandhi. Rokeya, who can be regarded the first female feminist of Bengal, had a lasting impression on her.

Sufia Kamal's first poem, Bashanti (Of spring), was published in the then influential magazine, Saogat in 1926. In 1931 she became the first Bengali Muslim female to be the member of Indian Women Federation.


Kamal's literary career took off after her first poetry publication. Her first book of poems Sanjher Maya (Evening Enchantment) came out in 1938, bearing a foreword from Kazi Nazrul Islam and attracting praise from critics, not least of whom was the father figure of Bangla literature, Rabindranath. Sanjher Maya was translated in Russian in 1984. Then Sanjher Maya Russian was translated as (Санжер Майя) улу Суфия Камал in the Russian.

In 1937 she published her first collection of short stories, Keyar Kanta (Thorns of the Keya tree).

Though she called herself a romantic poet, her work more and more reflected the struggles to preserve the Bengali language and culture and to fight Pakistani rulers. During Bangladesh's struggle for independence from Pakistan in the early 1970s she worked to help women hurt by the war. She also worked with an organization to try to bring to justice those Pakistani officials whom the Bangladeshis considered war criminals.

In later life, she made women's rights her top priority and headed Bangladesh's largest women's organization, Mahila Parishad, for many years. She did not see the oppression of women as mainly a class issue. She was also the first Chairperson of BRAC (1972 - 1980).


In 1947, when "Shaptahik Begum" was first published, Sufia Kamal became its first editor. In October of that year after the partition of India she came to Dhaka. During a huge clash between Hindu and Muslim of that time Kamal worked for their friendship and joined in Peace Committee. In 1948, when "Purbo Pakistan Mohila Committee" formed, she became its chairman. Kamal's activism continued in 1952, with the Language Movement. In 1961, when the Pakistani government banned Rabindra Sangeet (Songs of Rabindranath), she became involved in the movement among Bengalis that ensued in 1961. During the mass uprising in 1969, which demanded the resignation of General Ayub Khan, she promoted the cause by forming Mohila Sangram Parishad (Women's Struggle Group). She was involved in the 1971 Liberation War and all later movements against dictatorial regimes. Kamal was also instrumental in getting the first women's dormitory of Dhaka University to be named Rokeya Hall, after Begum Rokeya.


Sufia Kamal is believed to have won around 50 awards during her lifetime. An incomplete list:

  • Bangla Academy Award for Literature (1962),
  • Ekushey Medal (1976)
  • Jatyo Kabita Parishad Award (National Poetry Council Award, 1995)
  • Begum Rokeya Medal (1996)
  • Deshbandhu CR Das Gold Medal (1996)
  • Independence Day Award (1997)
  • Lenin Centenary Jubilee Medal (1970) from the Soviet Union
  • Czechoslovakia Medal (1986)


  • Mrttikar Ghran (The Fragrance of Earth)
  • Ekattarer Diary (Diary of '71)
  • Benibinyas Samay To Ar Nei (No More Time for Braiding Your Hair)
  • Ekale Amader Kal (In This Time, Our Time)

Bangladeshi Lady Singer Runa Laila 1952

Runa Laila (Bengali: রুনা লায়লা (born 17 November 1952) is a singer of the Indian subcontinent who is from Bangladesh. She is effective in Ghazals also. She made a hit pair with famous singer Ahmed Rushdi after replacing Mala. She also has done numerous playbacks for movies in Bangladesh, India and Pakistani film industries during late 60s,70s and early 80's. Her best known number is Dama Dam Mast Qalandar, a song covered by many artists.

Early life

Runa Laila was born in a middle class family on November 17, 1952, in Sylhet, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). Her father was from Rajshahi. A music ustad would visit the family home, to teach classical music to Runa's elder sister Dina Laila. As younger siblings are wont to do, Runa too would sit down and pick it up effortlessly. But the energetic youngster's heart was in dance, and she was enrolled in a school where she learnt Kathak, Bharatanatyam, and Kathakali. Her early music training was done when her family lived in Karachi's Federal B area in 1960. Ustad Qader, later known as Piya Rang, was her teacher.

Runa Laila was a bright youngster brought up in the typical Bengali mould, where the arts, like other fine things of life, were nurtured with just as much enthusiasm as to keep them buzzing happily within the family circle. Besides her classical training, she recalls gratefully the influence of Manzur Hussain on her career, since, instead of pampering her as a child, he told her that while her voice was good, it had certain flaws he needed her to work on. In those days, recording a song meant meeting a crowd of people in the studio, singing along with the orchestra and, should anyone make a mistake, starting over again from the beginning.

She started learning classical music at a very early age and received vigorous training from Ustad Habibiddin Khan. She made her first public debut as a singer at the age of six and cut her first disc for a Pakistani film called "Jugnu" at the age of twelve. She had a great inspiration from famous playback singer Ahmed Rushdi as she followed his way of expressing emotions during singing and also made a hit pair with him later on.


Runa's career as a singer came about by accident. It was her elder sister Dina who first got the break, but on the day of her performance, she developed a sore throat and Runa was asked to stand in. She was so little that she could not hold the 'Tanpura'. She held it horizontally and sang a 'kheyal'. She started appearing on the 'Zia Mohyuddin Show', a Karachi TV stage show (1972–74)and later did songs for numerous Pakistani films in the 70s. "Umra Jan Ada" (1972) was one such super hit film in which all but one song were sung by Runa Laila.

Sister Dina (once married to Pakistani politician from Sindh, Makhdoom Amin Fahim) would have followed in her footsteps but had to give up singing when she married. She later died of cancer. In memory of her sister, Runa held six concerts in Bangladesh and donated the entire proceeds to a children's hospital in Dhaka to build a cancer ward which has been named after her sister.


She sang playback for many movies in Bangladesh and India and, before the independence of Bangladesh, in Pakistan. She is known for her songs "Dama Dam Mast Qalandar"which have been sung by other artists and "Mera Babu Chhail Chhabeela Main to Nachoongigi", .

She made a sensational entry into the Hindi filmdom with Ek Se Badkar Ek in 1974. Music lovers all over India were swinging to the rhythmic beat of Dama Dam Mast Qalander.

Her songs in "Gharonda", which was released later, also did well with the audience. After that she withdrew from Mumbai but is still popular in India. Some of the music directors she has worked with are Jaidev, Kalyanji Anandji,Laxmikantaa-Pyaralal and Bappi Lahiri.

She is equally popular in the Bengali pop music space with songs like "Sadher Lau Banailo Morey", "Shilpi ami, tomaderi gan shonabo" and "Bondhu Tin Din Tor Barite Gelam".

Personal life

Runa Laila has an older sister named Dina Laila and a younger brother named Syed Ali Murad. She has been married four times and has a daughter named Tani Laila. Runa Laila first married Khawaza Javed Kaiser, secondly Maidul Islam, thirdly a Swiss citizen named Ron Danieland and lastly the famous Bangladeshi actor Alamgir.


  • Runa Laila-Kala Sha Kala March 23, 2010
  • Runa Laila - Moods & Emotions Dec 01 2008
  • Bazm-E-Laila
  • The Loves Of Runa Laila
  • Ganga Amar Ma Padma Amar Ma-Runa Laila
  • Superuna Dec 01 1982
  • Runa Goes Disco Sep 01 1982
  • Runa Sings Shahbaz Qalandar Sep 01 1982
  • Geet / Ghazals Sep 01 1976
  • Runa In Pakistan (Geet) Dec 01 1980
  • Runa In Pakistan (Ghazals) Dec 01 1980
  • Sincerely Yours Runa Laila
  • I Love to Sing for You


Some of her Pakistani films are

  • Commander
  • Phir Subah Hogi
  • Gharonda
  • Hum Dono
  • Anjuman
  • Man Ki Jeet
  • Ehsaas
  • Dilruba


  • Gharonda
  • Ek Se Badhkar Ek
  • Yadgaar
  • Agnipath
  • sapnon ka mandir
  • jaaney bahar

Some of her Bangladeshi Films are

  • Shwaralipi
  • Dui Jibon
  • Antore Antore
  • The Rain



    • Independence Day Award,
    • National Film Award, Bangladesh (4 times)
    • Shelteck Award
    • Lux Channel I Performance Award(Lifetime)


    • Saigal Award, India


    • Nigar Award (twice), Pakistan
    • Critics Award
    • Graduate Award (twice)
    • National Council of Music gold medal

বাংলাদেশের শিল্পী রুনা লায়লা ১৯৫২

রুনা লায়লা একজন খ্যাতনামা বাংলাদেশী গায়িকা। তিনি বাংলাদেশে চলচ্চিত্র, পপ ও আধুনিক সঙ্গীতের জন্য বিখ্যাত। তবে বাংলাদেশের বাইরে গজল গায়িকা হিসাবে দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার অন্যান্য দেশে তাঁর সুনাম আছে। বাংলাদেশ স্বাধীন হওয়ার আগে থেকেই তিনি চলচ্চিত্রের গায়িকা হিসাবে কাজ শুরু করেন। বাংলাদেশ ছাড়াও ভারতীয় ও পাকিস্তানী চলচ্চিত্রের অনেক গানে তিনি কণ্ঠ দিয়েছেন। পাকিস্তানে তাঁর গান দমাদম মাস কালান্দার অত্যন্ত জনপ্রিয়। ব্যক্তিগত জীবনে রুনা লায়লা বাংলাদেশী চিত্রনায়ক আলমগীরের সাথে বিবাহিত।

জন্মনাম রুনা লায়লা
জন্ম ১৭ নভেম্বর, ১৯৫২
সিলেট, বাংলাদেশ
ধরন গজল, পপ, আধুনিক গান, সিনেমার গান
পেশা সংগীত শিল্পী
কার্যকাল ১৯৬৯ - বর্তমান

অভিনয় জীবন

রুনা লায়লা শিল্পী নামক চলচ্চিত্রে চিত্রনায়ক আলমগীরের বিপরীতে মূল চরিত্রে অভিনয় করেছেন। ‘শিল্পী’ চলচ্চিত্রটি ইংরেজি চলচ্চিত্র en:the Bodyguard-এর ছায়া অবলম্বনে চিত্রিত হয়েছে।


  • বাংলাদেশ
    • স্বাধীনতা দিবস পুরস্কার
    • জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার, (৪ বার)
  • ভারত
    • সায়গল পুরস্কার
  • পাকিস্তান
    • নিগার পুরস্কার (২ বার)
    • ক্রিটিক্স পুরস্কার
    • গ্র্যাজুয়েট পুরস্কার (২ বার)
    • জাতীয় সঙ্গীত পরিষদ স্বর্ণপদক

Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani 1880 - 1976

Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani (Bengali: মাওলানা ভাসানী; 1880–1976) was a popular political leader in Pakistan and Bangladesh, a rural based self-educated person.

Abdu Hamid Khan Bhashani, born in 1880 in Dhangara, Bangladesh), was the son of Haji Sharafat Ali Khan. He gained immense popularity among peasants. Owing to his sympathy for the progressive forces, deemed close to socialists/communists, he was nicknamed as "Red Maulana".

He is regarded as the proponent of secular and left leaning politics in current days Bangladesh.: He was the founder and President of the Pakistan Awami Muslim League which later became Awami League (AL). Later however, owing to differences with the right leaning leaders in the AML, such as Shahid Suhrawardy on the issue of autonomy for East Pakistan, he formed a new progressive party called National Awami Party (NAP). He also differed with Suhrawardhy when he as Prime Minister of Pakistan decided to join the US-led defence pact CENTO and SEATO. The split among the progressive camp into pro-Moscow and pro-Peiking factions eventually led to the break up of NAP into two separate parties; the pro-Moscow faction being led by Prof. Muzaffar Ahmed. After Pakistan's 1965 war with India, he showed some support for Field Marshall Ayub Khan's regime for its China-leaning foreign policy; but later he gave the leadership to mass uprising against the regime in 1968-69 with support from Fatima Jinnah. He played a very critical role in the 1969 movement which eventually led to the collapse of the Ayub regime and the release of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other co-accused in the so-called Agartala conspiracy case against Pakistan. His decision to boycott the 1970 Pakistan general elections due to his mistrust of the West Pakistani leaders, effectively led to the electoral sweep by erstwhile opponent Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. His total efforts raised the sense of a fierce nationality and independence movement spririt amongst all Bangals's of East Pakistan.

Born 1880
Dhangara, Tangail, British India (now Tangail, Bangladesh)
Died 17 November 1976
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Other names Red Maulana
Organization National Awami Party
Political movement Khilafat movement
Non-cooperation movement
Bengali Language Movement
Bangladesh Liberation War
Farakka Long March

In 1880, AHK Bhashani was born in Serajganj, presently a district, formerly a subdivision under Pabna. During 1907-09 he received religious education at the Deoband Madrasah. The association of Mahmudul Hasan (Shaikhul Hind) and other famous progressive Islamic thinkers inspired Bhasani against British imperialism. In 1909 he started teaching in a primary school at Kagmaree, Tangail. During 1909-13 he worked with the political extremists. In 1914 he revolted against the Christian missionaries in the Netrakona and Sherpur areas of the then East Bengal. Because of his educational background he received the title Maulana.

Political life

British period

In 1917, Bhashani was inducted into active politics and joined the Nationalist party led by Desbandhu Chittaranjan Das as an activist. Inspired by Maulana Mohammed Ali, he joined the Indian National Congress in 1919. In 1920 he was arrested and imprisoned. After being released, he participated in Khilafat movement. In 1921 he participated in Non-Cooperation movement against the British imperialism under the leadership of Deshbandhu C R Das. He suffered imprisonment for some days at that time. He joined the Muslim League in 1930. He was elected an MLA in Assam Legislative Assembly from Dhubri(South) constituency in 1937 and served till 1946. In April 1944 he was elected the president of Muslim League at its Barpeta session where after he devoted himself to Pakistan movement.

Early Pakistan days

After establishment of India and Pakistan in 1947, following the exit of the British, Bhashani found his anti-establishment course of action. On July 23, 1949, he founded "East Pakistan Awami Muslim League. Bhasani was elected its president with Shamsul Huq as its General Secretary. On July 24, 1949 he organized the first meeting of Awami League at Armanitola ground of Dhaka.

Sheikh Mujib and Maulana Bhashani (4th person from right) in a protest march in 1953

On 31 January 1952 he formed the "All Party Language movement Committee" at the Dhaka Bar Library. The National Democratic Front was established under his leadership on 4 December 1953. He renamed Awami Muslim League as the Awami League by removing "Muslim" from its official name in the council session of Awami League held on 21–23 October 1953. In 1956 Bhashani carried out a large hunger strike in demand of food for the famine affected people from 7 to 23 May.

In course of the famous Kagmaree Conference of Awami League held on 7–8 February 1957, Bhashani said ‘good bye’ (Assalamu Alaikum) to the West Pakistani authority who was systematically discriminating against East Pakistan. On 24–25 July 1957 Bhashani convened the conference of All Pakistan Democratic Activists. On July 25 he formed the East Pakistan National Awami Party (NAP). Bhashani was elected the President with Mahmudul Huq Osmani, the General Secretary. {main|Pakistani presidential election, 1965}

He played a crucial role in the opposition decision to nominate Fatima Jinnah, instead of Azam Khan. Fatima Jinnah was initially scornful of an opposition attempt to nominate her, however on Bhashanis personal intervention, she agreed to be their joint candidate.

Despite this pleged support for Fatima Jinnah, Bhashani is controversially alleged to have gone inactive during the opposition Presidential campaign because of Ayub Khans pro China leanings.

He organized the Cooperative for the Cultivators of East Pakistan on 2–3 January 1968. He was elected the founder Chairman. On 15 June 1968 Bhashani founded the Cooperative for the Provincial Fish Tradesmen at Dhaka Bar library. On 12 October of the same year, he was arrested by President General Ayub Khan's government from the Mirzapur hospital, Tangail.

In 1967 Bhashani protested against the governmental ban against Rabindranath Tagore. In 1969 Bhashani launched movement to withdraw the Agartala Conspiracy Case and for the release of Sheikh Mujib and other co-accused persons which eventually accelerated the fall of Ayub Khan. When the war of liberation started on 26 March 1971, Maulana Bhasani went to India. He did not return to Bangladesh until its independence.

Jukta Front

The Muslim League Government both in the centre and the province of East Pakistan lost considerable popularity after the Language Movement of 1952. It was seen as a political party and a government that were not capable or interested in protecting the interest of East Pakistan. In 1954, election was going to be held in the province and a new political force emerged to challenge the Muslim League. It was called Jukta Front (United Front) and comprised the party of Maulana Bhashani, the firebrand left-oriented leader and Krishak Sramik Party of A. K. Fazlul Huq, former Prime Minister of Bengal. The Awami League, under Shahid Suhrawardy also joined the alliance. Soon there was a grounds swell of a popular movement supporting the Jukta Front. Under the umbrella of Jukta Front Maulana Bhashani played a vital role in spearheading opposition to West Pakistan dominated politics.

In the elections of 1954, Jukta Front successfully defeated Muslim League and its leader Prime minister Nurul Amin lost his parliament seat to a young student leader Mr. Khaleque Nawaz Khan and jukto front formed the provincial government of East Pakistan. However, the government was arbitrarily dismissed and all leaders except Maulana Bhashani eventually submitted to the West Pakistani decision-makers, including A. K. Fazlul Huq and Shahid Suhrawardy.

Political philosophy

Independent East Pakistan

Maulana Bhashani was the first among the politicians to conceive of an independent East Pakistan. In early 1950s he felt that an integrated Pakistan was no longer maintainable with hegemony of West Pakistan. In Kagmari Conference, he bid farewell to West Pakistan by saying Assalam Alaikum which soon became a reference quote. He declined to participate in the national election of 1970 saying that it will only help perpetuate rule by West Pakistan. Since 1969 his favoirite slogans were Swadhin Bangla Zindabad and Azad Bangla Zindabad. His dream of an independent Purba Bangla (East Bengal) came true when Bangladesh was established as an independent nation-state in 1971.

Chinese connection

Maulana was known to have a Chinese connection and was the leader of pro-Chinese politicians of East Pakistan. During the 1965 war between Pakistan and India, Maulana was traceless for some days. It is said that he was flown from Panchbibi, Bogra to China, at the behest of president Field Marshall Ayub Khan, to secure support of China for Pakistan.

War of Independence 1971

It is widely perceived that Maulana Bhasani was fiercely independent and a revolutionary leader who did not believe in compromise with the Pakistani's. He considered India a 'difficult' neighbour and occasionally took anti-Indian stance when he clearly understood apparent Indian efforts of undermning Bangladesh. At the beginning of the independence wasr in 1971, while Bhasani was attempting to cross over on a river boat at the border of Assam, he was arrested and taken into custody by Indian authorities. When he expressed his attempt to join the war effort with the provincial government of Tajuddin Ahmad he was misled and taken to a New Delhi government house. After a meeting with Indira Gandhi he was taken and kept in confinement at Dehradun, near abouts Research and Analysis Wing headquarters, during the entire duration of the war. He was barred from participating in any activity. Once, however, the Indian authorities flew Bhashani to Calcutta, India to give voice to the Advisory Committee conference. A total propaganda effort by the government of India to show that all parties supported the acts by the provincial Bangladesh government that India in reality dictated. India was fearful of Bhasani's independent and nationalitic proactions and views. It was apparent that Indira's government did not trust any person or party other than the Awami League. At this conference Professor Muzaffar, Moni Singh including a number of other faces were kept present amongst other Awami League members and Indira's representatives. Press were invited to come in. Maulana Bhashani was the one and only spokesman at this conference. This tactic was planned and executed at the direction and pressure of Indira's government. It was a make belief show that portrayed Bhashani including heads and leaders of all movements and political parties of (then East Pakistan) Bangladesh supported the every decision and move by the provincial Bangladesh government. And that with the support and advice of this Advisory Committee, Tajuddin's provincial government is conducting the affairs and war efforts for the independence of Bangladesh. The United Nations Security Council was informed that such an Advisory Committee to the Provincial government of Bangladesh existed for the Independence of Bangladesh, while is actuality it never existed until and up till that single conference. Indira was fearful that Bhasani might lead a separate war effort with another provincial government undermining the one India supported. Even though Bhashani gave his full support and made it known through every effort that he supported Tajuddin's government with the Bangladesh Forces under General Osmani. Bhashani wrote to the heads of state of 25 nations regarding the recognition of Bangladesh and for support to Tajuddin's provincial government. This information was displayed by the government of India much later through Bangladesh Documents. On December 12/13th Bhashani was taken to the temporary camp headquarters of BDF Sector 11 at Mymensingh by four Indian Army officers and was kept there under the custody of the sector commander. He spoke ferociously, nonstop, accounted his experiences and thoughts. Three days later the same Indian officers came and whisked him away to Tangail, Bangladesh. He was released in Dhaka (on 22 December 1971). Later in January, his first demand was immediate withdrawal of all Indian troops and government personnel from Bangladesh.

Politics in Independent Bangladesh

Moulana Bhashani wanted to play the role of a responsible opposition. The progressive forces quickly gathered around him and strengthened his NAP with Kazi Zafar Ahmed as its General Secretary. But soon factional differences among the progressive forces emerged and weakened Moulana Bhashani.

Unfortunately, the new government of Bangladesh failed to utilize the organizational and public opinion making capacity of Moulana Bhashani. Instead he was always under suspicion, although he provided constructive advices to the government. He was highly critical of the oppressive style of the government and its extrajudicial killings of the left-leaning activists. He was visionary enough to see the seed of the cancer of corruption in society and offered his help to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to build up an anti-corruption movement. Unfortunately that was not heeded. He also warned Sheikh Mujibur Rahman against his move towards a one party state and declaring himself as life-long president. He could not believe that a person like Sheikh Mujib who fought all his life for a multi-party democracy could do that. He saw the destruction of Mujib in this action. Bhashani was deeply shocked at the killing of Mujib, for whom he had a lot of fatherly affection, and his family members. The person who conveyed the news of Mujib's demise described how the Moulana cried and then went to his prayer room to offer prayer.

Support for post-Mujib era

Life-long president of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed in a military coup d'état on 15 August 1975. A turbulent political scenario followed as coup and counter-coup took place. In 1976, Maulana Bhashani explicitly supported the change of regime when General Ziaur Rahman was given the helmsmanship of the country. He made it clear that his support was for the restoration of a multi-party democracy and should not be construed as a support for the inhuman killing of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members and the barbaric act of the conspirators. His support was to bring stability to the country's politics and to consolidate democracy. It was an act of necessity.


Weekly Ittefaq

Daily Ittefaq has been the most popular Bengali newspaper of Bangladesh since early 1970s. However its precursor is Weekly Ittefaq. After the British left South Asia in 1947, Muslim League emerged as the government political party. Soon opposition movement started and a political party named Awami Muslim League was founded with Bhashani as one of the central figures. In this backdrop Maulana Bhashani started publishing the Weekly Ittefaq in 1949. It was an ardent critique of the Muslim League government. The weekly soon became popular. The journalist Tofazzal Hossain Manik Mian worked as its editor. It remains ambiguous under what circumstances Manik Mian started to use his own name as the owner of the weekly turned a daily.

Weekly Haq Katha

On February 25, 1972, Bhashani started publishing a weekly Haq Katha and it soon gained wide circulation. It was outspoken about the irregularities and mis-rule of Awami League government established after independence of Bangladesh. Rampant corruption by Awami League politicians were boldy reported. In consequence the weekly was soon banned by Sheikh Mujib. It was edited by Irfanul Bari, Bhashani's subordinate.

Farakka Long March, 1976

In May 1976 the charismatic leader at his 90's led a massive Long–March demanding demolition of the Farakka Barrage constructed by India to divert flow of Ganges waters inside its territory, triggering the drying up of river Padma and desertification of Bangladesh. It was the first popular movement against India demanding a rightful distribution of the Ganges's water. Since then Historic Farakka Long March Day is observed on 16 March every year in Bangladesh. The-then government of Bangladesh unofficially supported Bhashani's Farakka Long March. Navy-chief Rear Admiral M. H. Khan in charge of providing logistics. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life from all over the country gathered in Rajshahi town to participate in the Long March.

On the morning of 16 March 1976, he addressed a mammoth gathering of people at the Madrash Miadan, Rajshahi, from where the Long March commenced. Hundreds of thousands of people walked more than 100 kilometers on foot for days. The March continued up to Kansat, a place near the India-Bangladesh border, close to the Farakka barrage.

Once again, Moulana Bhashani played a leading role at a critical juncture of the nation's history by raising the awareness about India's hegemonic attitude. His legacy continues with the national resistance against India's other dam projects in the upstrem of common rivers.

He died on 17 November 1976 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, aged 96, and was buried at Santosh, Tangail.

Bangali Novelist Writer Mir Mosharraf Hossain 1847 - 1912

Mir Mosharraf Hossain (Bangla: মীর মশাররফ হোসেন) (1847–1912) was a Bengali language novelist, playwright and essayist in 19th century Bengal. He is principally known for his famous novel Bishad Sindhu. He is considered as the first novelist to emerge from the Muslim society of Bengal.

Mir Mosharraf Hossain was born in the village of Lahinipara in Kumarkhali PS of Kushtia (former Nadia District) now in Bangladesh.His widely accepted date of birth is 13th November 1847.But some researchers also claim his date of birth is 26th October, 1847.His father Mir Moazzem Hossain was one of the few Muslim zamindars (landlord) of nineteenth century Bengal.His mother's name is Daulatunnesa.

In 1865 he married Aziz-un-Nesa. But he was very unhappy with her. As a result he married again in 1874. His second wife was Bibi Kulsum then only twelve years old.

He is perhaps most famous for his novel Bishad Shindhu (Ocean of Sorrow), depicting the tale of Martyrdom of Hossain or Husayn bin Ali in Karbala. He was one of the first Muslim writers to emerge from colonial British India. Mir Mosharraf Hossain was secular and promoted peace between Hindus and Muslims. His other works include Jamindar Darpan (Reflections on Zamindars), a play on the plight of common people under the zamindars (landlords installed by the British colonial rulers) and their struggle against them.


Mir Mosarraf Hossain is the first modern Muslim Bengali writer. He wrote more than 35 books.

His literary works were included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali Literature in Bangladesh.


  • Ratnawati (1869)
  • Bishad Shindhu (1885-1890) download here


  • Jamidar Darpan (1873)
  • Bosontokumari Natok (1873)


  • Gorai Bridge or Gouri Setu (1873)


  • Gojibon


  • Amar Jiboni (autobiography)
  • Bibi Kulsum

  • Gazi Miar Bostani
  • Bajimat
  • Bibi Khodejar Bibaho
  • Hazrart Umarer Dharmo Jibon Labh
  • Musolmaner Bangla Shikhya-1
  • Musolmaner Bangla Shikhya-2

Bangladeshi Writer Humayun Ahmed 1948

Humayun Ahmed (Bangla: হুমায়ূন আহমেদ) (born 1948) is arguably the most popular Bengali writer of fiction and drama. He had a "meteoric rise in Bangla literature" since the publication of his first novel, Nondito Noroke. Being a prolific writer, he has been publishing since the early 1970s. He was formerly a professor of Department of Chemistry at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. But now he is a full-time author and movie-maker. Humayun Ahmed is often criticized for his controversial second marriage.

Born 13 November 1948 (1948-11-13) (age 62)
Kutubpur, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Occupation Writer, Film-maker
Nationality Bangladeshi
Ethnicity Bengali
Citizenship Bangladesh
Education Ph. D. in polymer chemistry
Alma mater North Dakota State University
Genres novel, short story, essay, autobiography, column
Subjects magic realism, social life, nature's mystery, wish-fulfillment
Notable work(s) Jostnya O Jononeer Golpo (tr. The story of Mother and moonlit night)
Notable award(s) Bangla Academy Award, Ekushey Padak
Spouse(s) Shaon Ahmed (2003 - present)
Gultekin (1973-2003)
Children Nova, Sheela, Bipasha, Nuhash, Nishad, Ninit
Relative(s) Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Ahsan Habib (cartoonist)

Immediately following the publication of his debut novel, Ahmed emerged as one of the most prominent novelist and story-writer of Bengali literature since Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Humayun Ahmed's books have been bestsellers. He has also achieved success as a screenwriter for television since the late 1980s. In the early 1990s, he entered the movie-world and proved to be a successful filmmaker in spite of clear departure from the trend of traditional Bangladeshi movies.

Humayun Ahmed often shows a fascination for creating stories around supernatural events; his style is characterized as magic realism.

Family and background

Humayun Ahmed was born to Foyzur Rahman (a high-ranked police officer and writer, who gained martyrdom in the liberation war of Bangladesh) and Ayesha Foyez on 13 November 1948 in Kutubpur of Mymensingh district in then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. Humayun Ahmed's younger brother Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, a university professor, is also a famous writer, newspaper columnist who attained fame for writing science fictions and youngster novels. Another brother, Ahsan Habib (cartoonist), is the editor of the only cartoon magazine of Bangladesh, Unmad.

Humayun Ahmed was married to Gultekin, granddaughter of Principal Ibrahim Khan, in 1973. They divorced in 2003. Later Ahmed married Meher Afroz Shaon.

Education and teaching career

Humayun Ahmed attended the Chittagong Collegiate School, Comilla Zilla School (some time) and Bogra Zilla School. He passed intermediate from the Dhaka College. After graduating from the University of Dhaka, Ahmed joined the Department of Chemistry in the same university as a lecturer. He obtained his PhD in polymer chemistry from North Dakota State University under the guidance of Professor Joseph Edward Glass. Ahmed retired from the University of Dhaka for the sake of writing and film-making.


Humayun Ahmed had a meteoric rise in Bangla literature. His first novel, Nondito Noroke was written while he was still a student of the University of Dhaka, gained immediate popularity and critical acclaim. Equally successful was his second novel, Shankhanil Karagar (tr: "The Conch-blue Prison"), later made into a successful film by Nasiruddin Yusuf. Humayun Ahmed went on to become one of the most prolific writers in Bengali literature, having published around one hundred and fifty novels to date.

Along with his more traditional novels and short stories, Ahmed is often credited with creating or maturing many literary genres in Bangladesh. The rise of Bengali science fiction can largely be attributed to Humayun Ahmed and his younger brother Iqbal.

His televised drama Bohubrihi was one of the most successful productions of the national TV of the country called Bangladesh Television. He later developed Bohubrihi into a novel.

Though set in the realities of middle class life, Ahmed's works display a particular penchant for the mysterious and unexplained. He himself and his literature are often referred to as "moon-struck," and references to the full moon in his prose are numerous. In almost every one of Ahmed's novels, there is at least one character who possesses an extraordinary milk of kindness—a characteristic of Ahmed’s writing. Also, he is prone to create funny characters through which he reveals social realities and passes on his message.

Books for Sheba Prokashoni

Humayun Ahmed produced three books which were published by Sheba Prokashoni. A teacher of Dhaka University, he was in financial hardship when he heard that Qazi Anwar Hussain pays immediately for works of translation to be published from Sheba. He was given a book titled Man on Fire which he translated in seven days and Qazi Anwar Hussain gave him 300 Taka as soon as he appeared with the manuscript. It was published under the title "Omanush". He translated two more books for Sheba, Samrat and The Exorcist.

Humayun Ahmed is not a professional song writer, but he has written a number songs mainly for the films and plays he has produced. Some of his songs are "Ami aaj bhejabo coukh somudrer joley," "Chadni poshor ratey," and "Amaaar achey jol."

Liberation War-related writings

A recurring theme in Ahmed's literature is the Bangladesh Liberation War, which affected him deeply since during this war his father was killed by the Pakistan Army and he, along with his mother and siblings, had to hide to survive. Inspired by the war are a play called 1971, and several novels such as Aguner Parashmoni ("The Touchstone of Fire"), Shyamal Chhaya ("Green Shadows"), and Jochhna O Jananir Galpo ("The Tale of Moonlight and the Mother"), Anil Bagchir ek din, Showrav

Other references abound: the comic novel Bahubrihi ends with a character training parrots to say "tui rajakar, "you are a traitor," with the goal of sending these parrots to Bangladeshi collaborators during the war.

Dr. Humayun Ahmed wrote a book on quantum chemistry named "কোয়ান্টাম রসায়ন" in Bengali. It was published from the Kakoli Prakashoni.

Television and film

His first television drama was Ei Shob Din Ratri ("Tale of our daily life"), and was followed by the comedy series Bohubrihi, the historical drama series Ayomoy, and the urban drama series Kothao Keu Nei ("Nobody Anywhere"). The last one featured an idealistic gang leader named Baker Bhai, who is wrongly convicted and executed. Baker Bhai became such a popular character that before the last episode was aired, people across the country brought out processions protesting his death sentence; public prayers and death anniversaries have been observed for this fictional character by Humayun-fans. Nakshatrer Raat ("The night of stars") was a long serialized televised drama that explored many facets of modern human life and relationship.

Humayun Ahmed explored the film industry both as an author and director. He directs films based on his own stories. His first film, "Aguner Parashmoni", based on the Bangladesh Liberation War, received critical acclaim and won the National Film Award in eight categories, including Best Picture and Best Director. The theme of the Liberation War often comes across in his stories, often drawing upon Ahmed's in-depth memories of that war.

Ahmed's film Shyamal Chhaya was submitted by Bangladesh for Oscar nomination for best foreign language film. It was an entertaining movie with a storyline around the war of liberation war of 1971. The movie portrayed a realistic picture of the liberation war without malice and prejudice.

Until recently Bengali fiction has largely been dominated by the works and style of Bengali writers from the West Bengal. Humayun Ahmed has distinguished himself with a unique simple literary diction that quickly became extremely popular. His prose style is lucid and he resorts to dialogues rather than narration by an all-knowing story-teller. As a result his writining is compact and can be easily understood by a large audience. However, he depends heavily on a few stereotypical characters which behave in a predictable way, but are, nevertheless, very popular, because of the romanticism they carry. He has dealt with rural as well as urban life with equal intensity of observation. Frequently, he captures contemporary issues in his writings from a different angle. He is an optimist who is prone to focus on the positive aspects of humanbeings. His portrayal of a hooligan or a prostitute is usually non-judgmental. His human touch to stories hugely appeals to emotional Bengali psychology. Also, his storylines often blend reality with supernatural episodes. This blend is in some ways similar to magic realism. In the contemporary literary world, perhaps none exists today who writes as spontaneously as Humayun Ahmed.


  • Bangla Academy Award 1981
  • Shishu Academy Award
  • Ekushe Podok 1994
  • National Film Award (Best Story 1993, Best Film 1994, Best Dialogue 1994)
  • Lekhak Shibir Prize (1973)
  • Michael Madhusudan Medal (1987)
  • Bacsas Prize (1988)
  • Humayun Qadir Memorial Prize (1990)
  • Jainul Abedin Gold Medal
  • ShellTec Award (2007)


  • Aguner Parashmony
  • Aamar Achey Jol
  • Chondro Kotha
  • Dui Duari
  • Durotto(writer of the film & the film is based on his book putul)
  • Daruchini Dip(writer of the fim)
  • Noy Nombor Bipod Shongket
  • Nondito Noroke( the film is based on his book)
  • Priyotomesu( the film is based on his book)
  • Shyamol Chaya
  • Srabon Megher Din
  • Shonkho Nil Karagare' (the film is based on his book)
  • Ghetu putro Komola(The movie has not finished yet)

Television drama

  • Aj Robibar / Serial
  • Aj Jorir Biye
  • Ayomoy / Serial
  • Ai Baishakhe
  • Aziz Shaheber Paap
  • Abaro Tin Jon
  • Amra Tin Jon
  • Anushondhan
  • Agun Majid
  • Akti Oloukik Vromon Kahini
  • Akdin Hothat
  • Ai Borshai
  • Bohubrihi / Serial
  • Bank Draft
  • Brikkhomanob
  • Bilati Jamai
  • Badol Diner Prothom Kodom Phool
  • Badla Diner Gaan
  • Bhoot Bilash
  • Brihonnola
  • Bonoo
  • Bon Kumari
  • Bua Bilash
  • Bon Batashi
  • Charan Rekha
  • Chele Dekha
  • Chipa Vhoot
  • Chandra Karigor / Serial
  • Chader Aloi Koyjon Jubok
  • Choitro Diner Gaan
  • Cherager Daitto
  • Chor
  • Chondro Grohon
  • Dui Dokone Char
  • Ditio Jonmo
  • Esho
  • Eki Kando
  • Eka Eka
  • Ei Shob Din Ratri / Serial
  • Enayet Alir Chagol
  • Goni Shaheber Shesh Kichu Din
  • Guneen
  • Griho Shukh Private Limited
  • Gondho
  • Hablonger Bazaray
  • Habiber Shongshar
  • Hamid Miar Ijjot
  • Himu
  • Jahir Karigor
  • Jatra
  • Joota Baba
  • Joyturi
  • Josnar Fool
  • Jamunar Jol Dekhte Kalo
  • Janok
  • Jibon Japon
  • Kala Koitor / Serial
  • Khoab Nagor
  • Konay Dekha
  • Kuhok
  • Kobi / Serial
  • Khela
  • Kothao Keu Nei / Serial
  • Lilaboti
  • Mayaboti
  • Mofiz Miar Choritro Fuler Moto Pobitro
  • Megh Boleche Jabo Jabo / Serial
  • Missed Call
  • Montri Mohodoyer Agomon
  • Nattokar Hamid Shaheber Akdin
  • Natto Mongoler Kotha
  • Nogoray Daitto
  • Neem Phool
  • Nishad
  • Nil Botam
  • Nil Churi
  • Nil Toalay
  • Nitu Tomake Valobashi / 2 Episodes
  • Noya Riksha
  • Nuruddin Shornopodok
  • Nokkhotrer Raat / Serial
  • Ochin Ragini / 3 Episodes
  • Ochin Brikkho
  • Odekha Bhoobon
  • Oporanho
  • Ontorar Baba
  • Otoppor Shuvo Bibaho
  • Paap
  • Pishach Mokbul
  • Package Shangbad
  • Pathor
  • Poddo
  • Pokhkhi Raj
  • Project Himalaya
  • Rohoshsho
  • Rumali
  • Rupali Ratri / 3 Episodes
  • Rubiks Cube
  • Shedin Chaitro Mash / Serial
  • Shourov
  • Shopno Shongini
  • Shomporko
  • Showkot Shaheber Gari Kena
  • Shobai Geche Bonay
  • Schuri
  • Shamudro Bilash Private Limited
  • Shuvro
  • Tara Tin Jon
  • Tara Tin Jon Jhamelai Achi
  • Tara Tin Jon Tea Master
  • Tara Tin Jon Fuchka Bilash
  • Tara Tin Jon He Prithibi Bidai
  • Tin Prohor / 3 Episodes
  • Trishna
  • Tritio Noyon
  • Uray Jai Bok Pokhkhi / Serial
  • Vejabo Chokh Aj Shomudrer Jolay / 2 Episodes
  • Wang Pi
  • Zinda Kobor
  • 24 Carat Man

Books in English translation

  • 1971
  • Gouripur Junction (2008)
  • In Blissfull Hell (Somoy Prokashon, January, 2003)