Abu Jafar Shamsuddin

Abu Jafar Shamsuddin (12 March 1911 – 24 August 1988) was a Bangladeshi writer.[1][2] He was the recipient of Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1968 and Ekushey Padak in 1983.[3][4]

Abu Jafar Shamsuddin
Born(1911-03-12)12 March 1911
DiedAugust 24, 1988(1988-08-24) (aged 77)

Early life and educationEdit

Shamsuddin was born on 12 March 1911 in Dakshinbagh, Gazipur District, East Bengal, British India. He started his education in a village school, and in 1924 he completed his junior madrasah examination. In 1929, he completed his high madrasah examination. He joined Dhaka College but did not graduate.[5]


Shamsuddin joined the Daily Soltan as a sub-editor. He joined the political party of M. N. Roy, Radical Democratic Party. He went on to work as The Azad, The Daily Ittefaq, Purbadesh and The Daily Sangbad. He wrote Baihasiker Parshvachinta, a weekly column. In 1957, he joined the National Awami Party. He used the pseudonym Alpadarshi. He served as an assistant translator of the Bangla Academy from 1961 to 1972.[5]



  • Parityakto Swami (The Forsaken Husband, 1947)
  • Mukti (Freedom, 1948)
  • Bhaowal Gorer Upakhyan (The Stories of Bhaowal Gore, 1963)
  • Padma Meghna Jamuna (1974)
  • Sangkar Songkirton (Mixed Celebration, 1980)
  • Proponcho (Manifestation, 1980)
  • Deyal (Wall, 1985).



  1. ^ "Abu Jafar Shamsuddin's 18th death anniversary". dhakacourier.com.bd. Dhaka Courier. Archived from the original on 2018-02-02. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  2. ^ The Dhaka University Studies: Journal of the Faculty of Arts. The University. 2004. pp. 47–49.
  3. ^ "একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ" [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ "পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা" [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Shamsuddin, Abu Jafar". In Islam, Sirajul; Sekhar, Saumitra (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.