Talim Hossain

Talim Hossain (29 October 1918 – 21 February 1999) was a Bangladeshi poet.[1][2] He was the founder of Nazrul Academy in Dhaka. He was the editor of the literary magazine Mahe Nao in the 1960s. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1982 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution to Bengali literature.[1]

Talim Hossain
তালিম হোসেইন
Born(1918-10-29)29 October 1918
Died21 February 1999(1999-02-21) (aged 80)
Known forFounder of Nazrul Academy
ChildrenShabnam Mustari


Hossain was a Nazrul exponent. Along with musician Sudhin Das, he took the initiative to formulate Swaralipi of Nazrul Sangeet for the first time.[3] He wrote books including "Dishari", "Shahin" and "Nuher Jahaj".[4] A 500-page complete works of Hossain, "Kavita Samagra", was released in 1999.[5]

A foundation by Hossain, "Poet Talim Hossain Trust", awards researchers and practitioners on Nazrul annually since 1998.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Hossain was married to writer Mafruha Chowdhury. They had three daughters, Shabnam Mustari, Parvin Mustari and Yasmin Mustari.[6][7] They are all Nazrul Sangeet singers.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Poet Talim's 90th birth anniversary today". The Daily Star. October 29, 2008. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  2. ^ কবি তালিম হোসেনকে শ্রদ্ধা. The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali). February 22, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Zahangir Alom (June 9, 2013). "A Repertoire of Nazrul's Classics". The Daily Star. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Novera Deepita (October 24, 2003). "Poet Talim Hossain Trust Award 2003 : Singer Begum Ismat Ara and poet Abdul Hai Shikdar receive the awards". The Daily Star. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Compilation of Talim Hossain's works published". The Daily Star. January 10, 1999. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  6. ^ কবি তালিম হোসেন. Daily Naya Diganta (in Bengali). February 26, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "The splendour of Nazrul's Islamic songs". The Daily Star. September 11, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Nadia Sarwat (September 11, 2008). "The splendour of Nazrul's Islamic songs". Retrieved April 28, 2016.