Tofazzal Hossain (civil servant)

Tofazzal Hossain (5 October 1935 – 5 December 2015) was a Bangladeshi language activist, civil servant, journalist, poet, lyricist and writer. He was conferred with Ekushey Padak in 2013 for his contribution to the Language Movement.[1]

Tofazzal Hossain
Born(1935-10-09)9 October 1935
Died5 December 2015(2015-12-05) (aged 80)
Alma materDhaka University
AwardsEkushey Padak (2013)

BiographyEdit

Hossain was born on 9 October 1935 at Rameshwar in Daudkandi of Comilla.[2] He received graduate and postgraduate studies from Dhaka University.[3] Besides his professional career he also wrote books.

Hossain started his career in journalism at The Daily Ittefaq as a sub editor. Later, he joined government service in 1967.[3] He was an additional chief information officer of the Information Department.[4]

Hossain took part in the Language Movement as a poet and lyricist.[5] He also took part in protest ralies, postar and wall writing.[3] Two songs were included on an anthology Ekushey February which was edited by Hasan Hafizur Rahman. A song of these was written by Hossain.[5] The title of the song was "Rokto Sorone Tomra Ajike Tomake Soron Kori".[4] He received Ekushey Padak in 2013 for his contribution to the Language Movement. He was a fellow of Bangla Academy.[6]

Hossain died on 5 December 2015 at the age of 80.[7]

Selected bibliographyEdit

PoetryEdit

  • Hridoy Roktorage[8]
  • Ekush Vubonmoy[5]
  • Notun Juger Vore[8]
  • Kobita Somogro[5]

Research bookEdit

  • Jonosongkhya Bisforon O Agami Prithibi[8]
  • Shishu : Bishwa O Bangladesh Prekshapoth[5]
  • Biponno Prithibi Biponno Jonopod[8]
  • Kashmir : Itihas Kotha Koy[5]
  • Safolyer Sondhane[8]
  • Jatisongho Ebong Lyndon Johnson[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ" (PDF). Ministry of Cultural Affairs (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "ভাষাসৈনিক তোফাজ্জল হোসেন আর নেই". Desh TV (in Bengali). 5 December 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c "তোফাজ্জল হোসেন". Bhorer Kagoj (in Bengali). 17 February 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "ভাষাসংগ্রামী তোফাজ্জল হোসেনের মৃত্যুবার্ষিকী ৫ ডিসেম্বর". Banglanews24.com (in Bengali). 4 December 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "কবি ও ভাষাসৈনিক তোফাজ্জল হোসেনের মৃত্যুবার্ষিকী আজ". Bhorer Kagoj (in Bengali). 5 December 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "ফেলোবৃন্দ". Bangla Academy (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "ভাষা সৈনিক তোফাজ্জল হোসেনের ইন্তেকাল". Bangladesh Pratidin (in Bengali). 6 December 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b c d e "ভাষাসংগ্রামী তোফাজ্জল হোসেনের মৃত্যুবার্ষিকী আজ". Ekushey Television (in Bengali). 5 December 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)