Begum Sufia Kamal

Begum Sufia Kamal


Sufia Kamal was born on 20 June 1911 in an elite family of Barisal. In the family that Sufia Kamal was born, women education was not considered as necessary. He learned to read Bengali to his mother Sabera Begum. At the age of just twelve, he was married to Syed Nehal Hossain. Nehal was relatively modern, he encouraged Sufia Kamal in literature. Sufia started reading the writings of Bengali writers of that time. In particular, writing of Begum Rokeya has a special effect on him.

Sufia Kamal started writing literature as well as literature. His first poem was published in 1926 in the influential magazine Saogat of Basanti Saasam. While staying in Calcutta in the decade of the decade, the bright stars of Bengali literature such as Rabindranath, Nazrul, Sarat Chandra etc. were seen. Sufia Kamal was introduced to Rokeya with ‘Anjuman Khwatinay Islam’ organization founded by Begum Rokeya for encouraging Muslim women to participate in cultural activities. Begum Rokeya’s thoughts and promises also spread in her, which have a far-reaching effect in her life.

As well as raising social awareness, his literary pursuits continued. In 1937, his story was published in the collection of worms. In 1938 Kazi Nazrul Islam wrote his first book, Sajhagar Maayar. The book was praised by the people of Ridhindranath Tagore.

In 1932, the sudden death of her husband gave him financial problems. He started teaching at Calcutta Corporation School and till 1942 he was engaged in this profession. In 1939, he married Kamaluddin Ahmed. Prior to partition, he was the editor of magazine published for women.

After partition in 1947, Sufia Kamal came to Dhaka with family. He participated actively in language movement and encouraged the women to participate in it. In 1956, the children’s organization established Kachikoghar fair. The Dhaka University’s first female hostel has been named as ‘Rokeya Hall’. In 1961, he was involved in the movement organized by the Pakistan government to protest the ban on Tagore songs.This year he was elected president of Chayant. In 1969, he was elected the President of the Women’s Struggle Committee, took part in the mass upsurge, and rejected the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz medal given earlier by the Pakistani government. In 1970, the women council was established. In March 1971, women led the procession in the non-cooperation movement. He gave freedom to the freedom fighters from the Dhanmondi residence of the Liberation War.

He has made a bright role in the struggle of establishing equal rights of women in the country. In 1990, joined the anti-autocracy movement, curfew ignored silent procession.He fought for liberty and fought against communalism and fundamentalism. Each participated in progressive movement.

Notable among his poems are: Sanjhara Maya (1938), Maya Kajal (1951), Mann and Jivan (1957), Shanti and Prayer (1958), Udataat Earth (1964), Diwan (1966), and after the burial of More Wonders (1972) . And Story – Care Kanta (1937) Voyage – Soviet Days (1968), Memoir – Ekatture’s Diary (1989).

Sufia Kamal has received more than 50 awards. Some of them – Bangla Academy Award (1962), Soviet Lenin Padak (1970), Ekushey Padak (1976), Begum Rokeya Padak (1992), National Poetry Council Award (1995), Deshbandhu C Das Gold Medal (1996), Independence Day Medal (1997).

On November 20, 1999, Sufia Kamal died. He was buried in full state honor. He was the first recipient of this honor among Bangladeshi women.

What is written in the red page!


– Md. Aminul Ehsan Molla – Light

Fire burns after fire, no end to fire
The blood of the husk was burnt and the hair of the woman was burnt.
Sukhi haina flocks pierced the sick,
Violent crow of the sky took the life of a stranger.
In the Burmese lake, the game of havoc hayena,
Seeing the world around you is not seen in your nest.
Arakan Burst Who Hanged Rohingya Tarabar,
Human light is silent and silent?
The rhyme of the writing,
The red-green fate may be filled with compassion.

After the destruction of the killings is not finished,
What cruel country is in the heart of the cruel game?
Apon from the Nafs floating in the breeze!
Written love writing on the script!
Kochi Kochi dreams are dipping in the morning,
Day tunes in the dark circles,
Crying crying on the banks of the river came to Rohingya
Children’s women come from Burma’s soil.
This book contains the rights of Rohingyar Neko,
But what is wrong in the bone bone!

After the dead body was dead,
Bangladesh knows how many unknown paths
Love brings waves to the sea,
The mourners of the house spread the book of Bengal.
On the shore of hope,
When will your nested smile face back?
Written love writing on the script!
How many monuments-monastery peacocks – will bring the world’s queen
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July 30, 2011

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