Mohammad Modabber (journalist)

Mohammad Modabber (6 October 1908 – 21 April 1984)[1] was a Bangladeshi journalist.[2] He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1965 and Ekushey Padak in 1979 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution to journalism.[3][4]

Mohammad Modabber
মোহাম্মদ মোদাব্বের
Born(1908-10-06)6 October 1908
Died21 April 1984(1984-04-21) (aged 75)
Other namesBaghban Bhai


Modabber pursued his journalistic career from 1924 to 1945.[2] He served as the news editor of the daily newspaper The Azad in the 1940s.[5] Modabber led the "Mukul Child Movement" with a view to ensuring the rights of children and juveniles.[2] He was an anti-British movement leader and was arrested several times because of his involvement in the movement.[2]


  1. ^ আজ সাংবাদিক মোহাম্মদ মোদাব্বেরের ২৯তম মৃত্যুবার্ষিকী. The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali). 21 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tributes paid to Modabber". The Daily Star. 26 October 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. ^ পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা [Winners list]. Bangla Academy (in Bengali). Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ [Ekushey Padak winners list]. Ministry of Cultural Affairs (in Bengali). Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  5. ^ Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Azad, The". In Islam, Sirajul; Islam, Manu (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.