Abdul Quadir

Abdul Quadir (1 June 1906 – 19 December 1984) was a Bangladeshi poet, essayist, and journalist.[1][2] He was the recipient of Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1963 and Ekushey Padak in 1976.[3][4]

Abdul Quadir
Born(1906-06-01)1 June 1906
Died19 December 1984(1984-12-19) (aged 78)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
OccupationPoet, journalist
Awardsfull list

Early life and educationEdit

Quadir was born in the village of Araisidha in Comilla District to Afsaruddin (d. 1973), a jute businessman.[5] Quadir's mother died of cholera when he was 2 years old.[5] He first studied at Bazar Chartola Madrasa, which was moved to Araisidha in 1932 and later named as Araisidha Kamil Madrasa.[5] 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.[1]


Quadir published and edited the monthly Jayati during 1930–1933.[1] 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).[1] He returned to Dhaka in 1952. From 1964 to 1970, he was publication officer of the Central Bengali Development Board.[1]  

Personal lifeEdit

Quadir first married Dilruba Begum of Majhipara in Nabinagar Upazila.[5] She died 3 months later in a palki accident.[5] Later he married Nargis, a daughter of the communist activist Muzaffar Ahmed.[5]


  • Dilruba (1933)
  • Uttar Basanta (1967)
  • Kavi Nazrul (1970)
  • Kazi Abdul Wadud (1976)
  • Yugakavi Nazrul (1986)
  • Chhanda Samiksan (1979)
  • Bangla Chhander Itibrtta (1985)[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Quadir, Abdul". In Islam, Sirajul; Haq, Mahbubul (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Kom Chena Boro Manush: Abdul Quadir". The Daily Star. 2018-09-01. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  3. ^ পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved 23 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Remembering Abdul Quadir: Life and Anecdotes". The Daily Star. 2019-06-01. Retrieved 2019-06-01.