Shawkat Osman was born on January 2, 1917 in Hugli, West Bengal (now in India). His original name was Sheikh Azizur Rahman. Osman’s writings are characterized by a varied distinction of human relationship that every reader can identify with. His first novel ‘Janani’ is such a masterpiece that depicts the disintegration of a family due to the conflict of rural and urban ideals. Another classic novel, ‘Kritadasher Hashi’ is an illustration of contemporary politics. Osman was a firm promoter of Bengali culture that is evident in his novels as well as other works such as essays and short stories. Some of his notable literary pieces are ‘Samagam’, ‘Chaurasandhi’, ‘Jahannam Hoite Biday’, ‘Dui Sainik’, ‘Ishvarer Patidvandvi’, ‘Manib O Tahar Kukur’, ‘Nekde Aranya’, etc. He was awarded with the Bangla Akademy Award, Adamjee Literary Award, Ekushey Padak, and Independence Day Award. He died on May 14, 1998 in Dhaka.