|Died||19 December 1984 (aged 78)|
Early life and educationEdit
Quadir was born in the village of Araisidha in Comilla District to Afsaruddin (d. 1973), a jute businessman. Quadir's mother died of cholera when he was 2 years old. He first studied at Bazar Chartola Madrasa, which was moved to Araisidha in 1932 and later named as Araisidha Kamil Madrasa. He passed the matriculation from Annada Model High School in Brahmanbaria in 1923. In 1925, he passed the ISc from Dhaka Intermediate College. He then enrolled at the University of Dhaka.
Quadir published and edited the monthly Jayati during 1930-1933. He served in various posts at the Saptahik Nabashakti (1934), Jugantar (1938), Dainik Nabajug (1941), Banglar Katha, weekly Mohammadi (1946) and weekly Paigam (1947-52). He returned to Dhaka in 1952. From 1964 to 1970, he was publication officer of the Central Bengali Development Board.
Quadir first married Dilruba Begum of Majhipara in Nabinagar Upazila. She died 3 months later in a palki accident. Later he married Nargis, a daughter of the communist activist Muzaffar Ahmed.
- Dilruba (1933)
- Uttar Basanta (1967)
- Kavi Nazrul (1970)
- Kazi Abdul Wadud (1976)
- Yugakavi Nazrul (1986)
- Chhanda Samiksan (1979)
- Bangla Chhander Itibrtta (1985)
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- "পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা" [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
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