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|Born||Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud
11 July 1936
Brahmanbaria District, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||15 February 2019
|Genre||Poet, novelist, short-story writer|
|Notable works||Lok Lokantor
Mayabi Porda Dule Otho
|Notable awards||Full list|
|Spouse||Sayeda Nadira Begum|
|Children||Mir Muhammad Monir|
Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud (known as Al Mahmud; 11 July 1936 – 15 February 2019) was a Bangladeshi poet, novelist, and short-story writer. He was thought of as one of the greatest Bengali poets of the 20th century.
His work in Bengali poetry was known for his regional dialects.
In the 1950s he was among those Bengali poets who were outspoken in their writing on such subjects as the events of the Bengali Language Movement, nationalism, political and economical repression, and the struggle against the West Pakistani government.
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