Life histry of Poet Shafiqul Islam

Life histry of Poet Shafiqul Islam

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Poet Shafiqul Islam is a symbol of youth and Rebellion. The main theme of his poetry is love and rebellion. Besides writing poetry, he wrote a lot of songs. His patriotic and social-conscious songs attempt to stir up the people against discrimination and exploitation. He is enlisted lyricist in Bangladesh radio and television .
Shafiqul Islam was born on February 10 at khulia Para of Sekhghat in Sylhet district. . His father, Mantaz Ali was by profession a customs officer, his mother's name is Shamsun Nahar,a housewife.
He passed SSC from  Aided High School in Sylhet district and HSC from  Madan Mohan College . He later received his Master's degree in Economics and Social Welfare from the University of Dhaka. He obtained MA degree in Islamic Studies from the Asian University of Bangladesh . While studying in the university he was awarded  Gold Medal for his outstanding academic excellence
An honest and sincere officer poet Shafiqul Islam belongs to the BCS (Administration) cadre . His career began in Kushtia DC office as  Assistant Commissioner. Later he became  Metropolitan Magistrate  in the CMM Court of Dhaka City. He was former ADC, Brahmanbaria district. He also served as General Manager in  the Road Transport Corporation of Bangladesh  and deputy director of the Directorate of Relief and Rehabilitation. He also held position of Senior Assistant Secretary to the Ministry of home affairs, deputy secretary in External Resource Division in the Ministry of Finance and At present, he is working as deputy secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh. During his career, Shafiqul Islam traveled many countries for official purpose, among  them Britain, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, Philippines and Singapore are noteworthy.
He has been writing poem since childhood. During his college life he published a  literary journal named ‘Spandan’,edited by beating out a name. Moreover, during study in college his poems and short stories were being published in college magazine. Later, his writings were published in the local, national dailies  as wel as  online newspapers. In 1981, he obtained ‘Bangladesh Council Literature Prize in the nationwide literary competition organized by  the then Ministry of Sports and Culture on the occasion of  Ekushey February, the International Mother Language Day. The poet also received Author Honorary Award-2008. Recently, he received Nazrul Gold Medal award for his poetic excellence.
Apparently, many people described him as a poet of love and Separation but reading the poems in his books  especially  in the  "Dohon Kaler Kabbyo (Verses of Firey Days) and "Protoyee Jatra (Indomitable Journey) it will be  clearly evident to anybody that  he is a social-conscious poet of his time. Discrepancies and inequalities of society that have affected his mind very much can be realized easily.

Books  of poet Shafiqul Islam: His book of poem is  being published one after another at different times in the Book Fair Of Ekushey February.His First  published book is Aye Ghor and Aye lokaloy (This Home and This Inhabitant) in 2000 published from  Probortin Prokashon.Second book is Akti Akash O Onek Bristi (One Sky and Many Cloud) in2004 published by Amir Prokashon.His most famous book is Tobu O Bristi Asuk (Let There Be Rain)  which is the publication of Agamee Prokashoni in 2007. Srabon Diner Kabbo (Song of Rainy Days) in 2010, a  compilation of  lyrics,  Megh  Bhanga Roddur (Sunlight on the Cloud) in 2008 are also published from Agamee Prokashoni. His mostly social-conscious books are Dohon Kaler Kabbyo (Verses of Firey Days) in 2011 and "Protoyee Jatra (Indomitable Journey) in 2012, both are published from Mizan Publishers . 

Thanking you.

Md. Shafiqul Islam
Deputy Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture,
Bangladesh Secretariat,
Mobile Phone: +88-0171549518
E-mail Address: sfk505@yahoo.com

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