Sikandar Abu Zafar

Sikandar Abu Zafar (19 March 1919 – 5 July 1975) was a Bangladeshi journalist and poet.[1]

Sikandar Abu Zafar
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Sikandar Abu Zafar
Born(1918-03-19)19 March 1918
Died5 July 1975(1975-07-05) (aged 56)
Alma materRipon College
Awardsfull list

Early life and educationEdit

Zafar passed the entrance examination in 1936 from Tala B Dey Institute in Satkhira. He received his IA degree from Ripon College, Calcutta (later renamed to Surendranath College).[1][2]

He moved to Dhaka from Calcutta in 1950 and worked as a journalist for the dailies Nabajug, Ittefaq, Sangbad and Millat. He founded and edited a monthly magazine called Samakal during 1959-1970.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d "Sikandar Abu Zafar's 95th birth anniversary". The Daily Star. March 21, 2014.
  2. ^ Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Zafar, Sikander Abu". In Islam, Sirajul; Pinu, Golam (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা" [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved 23 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)