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Born in September 21, 1973 / Bangladesh / Bangla


Sayeed Abubakar is a contemporary poet of Bangladesh. He is regarded as the major poet of 90 decade. He was born on September 21,1972 at Rambhodrapur under Keshabpur upazilla of Jessore district, Bangladesh. His father was Nur Mohammad Biswas, a renowned social worker and mother was Amena Khatun.

Literary Life

Sayeed Abubakar started writing poems at a very early age. Then he was only 11. Many of those poems were published in local newspapers namely The Daily Sphulingo and The Daily Ranar. In those days he used to compose 60-70 poems per day because he was determined to defeat Rabindranath Tagore by the number of poems. Really it was a peculiar silly attempt of a young poet. Later he realized his mistake. But it helped him to be skilled both in rhymes and rhythm at the early stage of his life.

He never stopped running after poems. Actually poetry got mixed with his blood and soul. He was a brilliant student. He passed his SSC and HSC examinations in First Division in 1987 and 1989 respectively. Then he obtained his BA (Honours) In English Literature in 1992 and Masters Degree in English Literature in 1993 from Rajshahi University successfully. Then he joined the popular national fortnightly Palabadal as a sub-editor. He edited this literary magazine from 1998 to 1999. Then he left Dhaka city for Chittagong. He joined Faujdarhat Cadet College as a lecturer of English. The hills and the Bay of Bengal attracted the poet very much but the strict routine-bound life of cadet college did not suit him. He left Faujdarhat Cadet College in 2003 and joined Govt. Lalon Shah College passing the prestigious BCS examination. He is now assistant professor of English working at Sirajganj Govt. College. But not a single day he forgot his mission of writing poetry.

In national daily his poem was first published in 1988. Then he was the student of claas XI at BL Govt. College in Khulna. While in Rajshahi University, he completed writing some of his best lyrics. All those were published then in all the most popular national newspapers and national magazines like the Ittefaq, the Sangbad, the Dainik Bangla, the Inqilab, the pakkhik Shoily, the Sachitra Bangladesh etc. His first book of poetry named Pranoyer Prathom Pap (The first sin of love) was published in 1996. It attracted the attention of the living famous poets. This very book made him famous as a poet in Bangladesh. The second edition of Pranoyer Prathom Pap was published in 2008. Now he has seven books of poetry in the market.Many of his poems have been translated in English language and Spanish language.

The famous publishing Company of USA, I-Proclaim Press, published his two books named 'Anthology of the World Poetry' and 'The Golden Kabin' (Translation of Al Mahmud's 'Sonali Kabin') in 2010.
The famous publication of UK, Bubok, has published his 'Selected Poems: 2010-2012'in 2013.

He is the editor of an English little magazine named 'Bangla Literature'.

Poet Syed Ali Ahsan, Syed Ali Ashraf, Al Mahmud, Abdul Mannan Syed, Hasan Alim, Khurshid Alam Babu, Taufik Zahur, Dr Fazlul Haq Tuhin, Ahmad Basir, Hosne Ara Beauty and others have written articles on this great poet. Al Mahmud has written two times on this poet, which is a rare incident in modern Bangla poetry. Al Mahmud in one of his essays on Sayeed Abubakar says: 'I got surprised while reading his poems published in newspapers.' Abdul Mannan says, ' Sayeed Abubakar is a real poet from top to toe.' Khurshid Alam Babu says: ' It is high time we declared that Sayeed Abubakar is the greatest young poet of Bangladesh.'


i. Shabdoshilon Award [2008]
ii. Lalon Award [2009]
iii. Panjia Sahitya Sommelon Sommanona [2010]
iv. Challish Bachhar Purtite Kabi Sayeed Abubakarke Utsanga Srijan Chintan Sammanona [2012] ..