Jahanara Arzu

Jahanara Arzu (born 17 November 1932) is a Bangladeshi poet. She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1987 by the Government of Bangladesh for her contribution to Bengali literature.[1] Arzu and Sufia Kamal were the founding editors of Sultana, the first women's weekly published from East Bengal on January 14, 1949.[2][3]

Jahanara Arzu
জাহানারা আরজু
Born (1932-11-17) 17 November 1932 (age 88)
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationPoet, editor
Spouse(s)A K M Nurul Islam
ChildrenMd Ashfaqul Islam
Minara Zahan
AwardsEkushey Padak

Personal lifeEdit

Arzu was married to a former Vice President of Bangladesh and Justice A K M Nurul Islam.[1] Together they have two sons including Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and professor Minara Zahan.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Former vice-president Justice Nurul Islam dies - New Age". New Age. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  2. ^ Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Women". In Islam, Sirajul; Ahmed, Lilyma (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "Literary contribution of Sufia Kamal". The New Nation. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 11, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)