Abdus Shakur (writer)

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Abdus Shakur
Born (1941-02-25)25 February 1941
Noakhali, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 15 January 2013(2013-01-15) (aged 71)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Resting place Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard, Mirpur
Occupation Litterateur, Musicologist
Language Bengali
Nationality Bangladeshi
Citizenship Bangladeshi
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Notable awards Bangla Academy Literary Award (1979)
Ekushey Padak (2010)

Abdus Shakur (25 February 1941 – 15 January 2013) was a Bangladeshi litterateur and musicologist.[1] He was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in 2014 for his contribution to language and literature.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Shakur completed his BA (honors) and MA degree in English literature from Dhaka University in 1963 and 1964 respectively. In 1980 he earned another master's degree in development economics from the Netherlands.[1]

Shakur started his career at Dhaka University as a lecturer in the English department. Later he joined the Pakistan Civil Service.

In 2000, he retired as a Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh.[1]

Literature[edit]

Shakur's book "Bangalir Muktir Gaan" received Bangla Academy Award in 2007.[3]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Abdus Shakur passes away". The Daily Star. January 16, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "15 get Ekushey Padak". The Daily Star. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Juberee, Abdullah (1 March 2007). "Ekushey book fair ends with record sales". New Age Metro. Dhaka. Archived from the original on 1 April 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2010.