Ashraf Siddiqui (1 March 1927 – 19 March 2020) was a Bangladeshi poet, researcher, folklorist, and essayist. He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1964 and Ekushey Padak in 1988 by the Government of Bangladesh.
|Director General of Bangla Academy|
4 June 1976 – 30 June 1982
|Preceded by||Mustafa Nurul Islam|
|Succeeded by||Qazi Muhammad Manzoor-E-Mawla|
|Born||1 March 1927|
Tangail, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||19 March 2020 (aged 93)|
Early life and educationEdit
Siddiqui was born in Nagbari village of Tangail. Siddiqui completed his master's from the University of Dhaka in Bengali literature. He earned his Ph.D. in folklore studies from the Indiana University.
Siddiqui served as a faculty member at Rajshahi College, Chittagong College, Ananda Mohan College, Dhaka College, Jagannath College and the University of Dhaka. He served as the director of Kendrio Bangla Unnoyon Board, chief editor of District Gazetteer and director general of Bangla Academy during 1976–1982.
Siddiqui was married to Syeda Siddiqui from 1951 until his death in 2020.
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