Mohammad Moniruzzaman

Mohammad Moniruzzaman (15 August 1936 – 2 September 2008) was a Bangladeshi writer, poet, professor, freedom fighter and lyricist.[1]

Mohammad Moniruzzaman
মোহাম্মদ মনিরুজ্জামান
Born(1936-08-15)15 August 1936
Died2 September 2008(2008-09-02) (aged 72)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationProfessor, lyricist, writer, poet
Awardsfull list

CareerEdit

Moniruzzaman received his BA in 1958 and his MA in 1959 from University of Dhaka. In 1969, he got his PhD from on Hindu-Muslim relationship in modern Bengali poetry.[1] He joined the University's Department of Bengali as a teaching advisor in 1959 and became a lecturer in 1962. He became a professor in 1975 and chair of the department in 1978. He was also district governor of the Rotary club (1986-1987) as well as a member of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

AwardsEdit

  • Certificate of Merit for Distinguished Contribution to Poetry by International Who's Who in poetry of London (1969)[1]
  • Bangla Academy Literary Award (1972)[2][3]
  • Ekushey Padak (1987)
  • Alaol Padak[3]
  • Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of London (1969)
  • Fellow of Bangla Academy (1972)

Personal lifeEdit

Moniruzzaman's brother Mohammad Rafiquzzaman is also a lyricist who won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Lyrics in 1984 and 1986.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Moniruzzaman, Mohammad". In Islam, Sirajul; Choudhury, Vishwadev (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা" [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved July 24, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Lyricist Dr. Moniruzzaman passes away". The Daily Star. September 5, 2008. Retrieved January 10, 2018.