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Al Mahmud
Mahmud in 2007
Mahmud in 2007
Native name
আল মাহমুদ
Born Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud
(1936-07-11)11 July 1936
Brahmanbaria District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 15 February 2019(2019-02-15) (aged 82)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Occupation Poet, journalist
Nationality Bangladeshi
Genre Poet, novelist, short-story writer
Subject Literature
Notable works Lok Lokantor
Kaler Kalosh
Sonali Kabin
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.

Mahmud died of pneumonia in Dhaka on 15 February 2019 at the age of 82.

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