Shamsur Rahman was a prolific poet and columnist of Bangladesh. He was born in 1929 in Dhaka to an aristocrat Bengali family. He nurtured his literary expertise by penning various poetries after passing college. He published his first book of poetry, ‘Prothom Gaan Dwityo Mrittyur Agey’ in 1960. His writing career has been gone through many stormy phases such as mass uprising of 1969, the Liberation War of Bangladesh. He adapted the poetic style called ‘Poyaar’ or ‘Okhshorbritto’ in his writing. He used to infuse his intellectual and liberal thought process in his writings in order to develop human relations and to prevent religious bigotry. His literary masterpieces include ‘Amra Kojon Shongi’, ‘Grihojudder Agae’, ‘Hemonto Shondhay Kichhukal’, ‘Horiner Har’, ‘Bondi Shibir Theke’ and many others. He has written some famous novels such as ‘Octopus’, Elo Je Abelay’, ‘Adbhut Adhar Ak’ etc. In addition to that, Rahman was associated to journalism with great excellence. He had worked in ‘Morning News’, ‘Kobikantha’, ‘Dainik Bangla’, ‘Daily’, Bichitra’, ‘Adhuna’ and ‘Muldhara’. This legendary scholar of Bengali literature breathed his last in August, 2006 after 12-days prolonged coma.