Abdul Ghani Hazari

(12 January 1921 - / Pabna / Bangladesh)

Abdul Ghani Hazari
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Abdul Ghani Hazari was a highly respected and popular poet, translator and essayist. For most of his professional life he was a journalist. He is perhaps the best known satirist among Bangladeshi poets. Among the honours he received was the UNESCO Prize for poetry.


He was born in the village of Nayagram in pabna. He obtained BA Honours in Philosophy from Calcutta University in 1944. He took admission in MA, but could not complete his studies. Abdul Ghani's career as a journalist began in 1947, shortly before partition, when he joined Alodan, a weekly magazine published from Kolkata, as editor.

Journalist Life

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Wives Of A Few Bureaucrats

We, the wives of a few bureaucrats,
Turn our faces to you,
O Lord, save us,
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