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Paternal House of Sikander Abu Zafar

Poet, composer of songs, playwright, and author of prose fiction, translator and journalist Sikandar Ali Zafar was born on 19th March in 1919 at Tetulia village, under Tala Upazila. His paternal house is locally known as ‘Hashemi House’. This family is recognized as one of the top families of the district, which has contributed to the fileds of religious values, education & culture, art & literature, politics and social reforms. His grandfather Syed Alam Shah Hashemi settled after coming from Peshwar of Pakistan.  Of his written books, novels: Purabi (1941), Natun Sakal (1946); poems: Prasanna Shahor (1965), Bangla Chhar (1972 ); plays: Sirajuddaula (1965), Mahakabi Alaol (1966 ); collection of songs: Malava Kaushik; short story: Mati O Ashru (1942), and his translation book: Rubaiyat Umar Khaiyam (1966) are famous. The song ‘Amader Sangram Cholbei (Our struggle will go on)’ inspired and excited people especially during the liberation war. He was equally skillful in writing prose and poetry but he was renowned mostly as a poet. Sikander Abu Zafar was awarded Bangla Academy Award (1966), and the Ekushey Award (1984, posthumous). This renowned litterateur, journalist breathed his last on 5th August, 1975 in Dhaka.

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