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Shahidullah Kaiser

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Shahidullah Kaiser was a prominent author and journalist of Bangladesh. He was born in February, 1927 in Feni district of present Bangladesh. He was an alumni of both the University of Calcutta and the then Presidency College, which is now Presidency University. He was involved in social and cultural activism and played a pivotal role in Language Movement. His writing career was started with journalism in 1949 when he joined ‘Ittefaq’, which was a weekly magazine of Dhaka. Later was associated with ‘The Sangbad’. His first novel ‘Sareng Bau’ was published in 1962 and he had been accolade with the prestigious ‘Bangla Academy Award’ and ‘Adamjee Literary Award’ in the same year. His other notable works are ‘Digante Phuler Agun’, ‘Chandrabhaner Kanya’, ‘Timir Balay’, ‘Sangshaptak’ etc. He was highly vocal against oppression of the then Pakistani ruler and this led to his sudden abduction by the Pakistani Army during the Liberation War of Bangladesh. He has been missing since then.

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